The Art of Calligraphy: A Practical Guide to the Skills and Techniques By David Harris
First printed in the UK in 1995, this lavishly illustrated information gives historic data in addition to sensible directions in lettering. Illustrates 26 completely different types, together with all main Latin-based scripts, resembling Roman, Gothic, Renaissance and Copperplate. Features a script reference chart, a glossary, a bibliography and an index. The writer is an internationally famend instructor of calligraphy. His different publications embody ‘Calligraphy, Inspiration, Innovation, and Communication‘.
Whether or not you need to personalize stationery or improve different particular presents and objects, The Art of Calligraphy
helps you select tools, from brushes, pens, pencils, papers, to inks, and then reveals precisely how to produce each letter of the alphabet in a quantity of completely different scripts.
A richly illustrated guide traces the historical past of Western calligraphy, demonstrates varied scripts, and reveals manuscripts and inscriptions from the previous, because it gives step-by-step steerage on how to grasp the important expertise and strategies of wonderful writing.