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Hardcover The Calligrapher's Bible : 100 Complete Alphabets and How to Draw Them Book

ISBN: 0713665041

ISBN13: 9780713665048

The Calligrapher's Bible : 100 Complete Alphabets and How to Draw Them

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This description may be from another edition of this product. Both hobbyists and students of design will value this easy-to-use self-teaching book. Each of its 100 sections shows a complete A-to-Z calligraphy alphabet, with lessons on correct pen strokes and...

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Marvellous handbook!

I have dabbled with calligraphy and have several books myself, most of them are big and have beautiful pictures and present the same styles; Roman, Uncial, Italic and Gothic styles with some variations. I ordered this book because of the raving reviews and its low price and was greatly, pleasantly surprised! Firstly: the book isn't big in size, it's actually about the size of a normal novel but had 256 pages. Secondly: it is spiral-bound which means it will stay flat and the spirals are inside the cover, safe from damage. And as the book doesn't take up much room on the table it's ideal to have around when you're working. Calligraphy equipment takes a lot of space. And thirdly: yes, there really are lots and lots of styles! I found beautiful, tempting styles with romantic names such as Luxeuil, Cancelleresca and Beneventan. There are two pages for every style, the alphabet is presented on the left page and basic structure on the right one. And many styles seem to include also such rare latters as German double-s, Swedish o (a with a little square on top) and Icelandic o with / over it. I think this book works best for those who have already done some calligraphy, because it isn't as detailed when it comes to layout and other technical points as some of the books I have, the ones that have big pages and big pictures. But this is a very good book indeed for anyone interested - and look at the price! It's ridiculously low!!

Calligraphy

The book is very easy to follow, with diagrams showing you the angle to hold your pen and numbers to show you the order for writing each letter. Absolutely excellent; a must-have for true lovers of this art.

Reference for calligraphy

I've taken several individual courses in calligraphy and have lots of individual workbooks of alphabets but this book is a concise and complete encyclopedia of different calligraphic hands. A great reference work when you want to find a specific style and also a great reference for beginners.

Beautiful is Right!

This book was a Christmas present to me from my daughter, and it is my favorite book on the subject of Calligraphy. It is spiral bound (Yes, the book lays flat!), which is great and it should be a must, with this type of book. Its range is from classic Roman to elegant contemporary styles with some history. I found it to be suitable for beginner or expert. Subject that are included are: Tools and materials Layout basics Numerals and punctuation Illumination and ornamentation Tips for left-handed calligraphers

Great book for anyone interested in calligraphy

The Calligrapher's Bible is a must have book for anyone interested in calligraphy. I have been writing in only one style of calligraphy for years. So, I was excited to find this book of 100 complete alphabets of calligraphy. Now, I am learning all types of calligraphy from simple to elegant. The complete alphabet is provided for each style of calligraphy. There are also several examples of how to write letters for each alphabet. It is easy to follow and duplicate the alphabets from the book. The book also describes how to get started and provides some history of calligraphy. I would recommend this book to anyone who is learning calligraphy for the first time or the expert who wants to learn new alphabets.
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