The Complete Guide to Calligraphy
Master Scripts of the West and East, Step-by-step With 45 ProjectsBook - 2006
The most comprehensive guide to learning the art of calligraphy.
This step-by-step handbook to the ancient art of beautiful lettering includes the key scripts of the world: Europe's major Roman alphabets (including Versal and Copperplate), Greek, Cyrillic, Hebrew, Arabic, Chinese and Japanese.
Each of the 14 script-technique sections contains a wealth of information and instruction, including:Letter anatomy Pen techniques and control Pens, brushes and nibs Stroke sequences Paper and other media Left-handed techniques Inks, paints and metallics Common mistakes and problem-solving tips.
There are 50 authentic projects such as a kabbalah prayer in Hebrew, a fabric bag with Bedouin motif, an illuminated Celtic prayer, and a "hope, love and joy" talisman in Chinese.
Whether for learning this ancient skill or for crafting personalized cards and gifts, this book celebrates the sage advice of calligraphers worldwide: "The joy of calligraphy lies in its practical aspect."