The Art of Calligraphy
Mastering Techniques Through Practical ProjectsBook - 2001
Tools, materials and papers are explained and illustrated, as well as the very basics of the art: from setting up and mixing ink to making the very first strokes. The book features twelve of the most popular alphabets, each with step-by-step photographs of the strokes required. More advanced techniques such as layout, spacing, design and how to display your work as well as experimental lettering and stencil spraying are also covered. Sixteen detailed projects are then presented for the reader to practise their new-found skills on -- making a poster, creating a wedding invitation, and designing wine labels or birthday cards to name but a few.
Richly illustrated throughout and comprehensive in its scope, The Art of Calligraphy is an indispensable handbook for the calligraphic novice, which also provides a wealth of new ideas for the experienced enthusiast.