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The Encyclopedia of Calligraphy Techniques
Comprehensive step-by-step visual analysis of all major calligraphic techniques, from Foundational hand and Uncials to Gothic, Italic and Copperplate. Inspirational gallery of work by leading calligraphers demonstrates how, when and what style of calligraphy best suite a given subject. Basic design principles explained, together with coverage of equipment and materials. An indispensable source book for all aspiring calligraphers of whatever level of expertise. Previously published as The Encyclopedia of Calligraphy Techniques 9780855329983
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May 12 This is undoubtedly an essential reference book for anyone interested in art, calligraphy or graphic design. It covers absolutely everything related to Calligraphy showing how to obtain all kinds of interesting effects and techniques. From gilding to borders, using raised gold, found objects and brush lettering - the scope for creating unusual effects is much greater than anyone might realize. All the basic techniques are covered in considerable detail, followed by sections dealing with tools, equipment, experimental techniques and applied calligraphy. An interesting section deals with the Third Dimension - using calligraphy on stone, slate, glass and wood. Explanations showing how this can be done are linked to background information highlighting its development as an art form, and how to modify lettering styles to suit such three dimensional objects. The book is well illustrated, with lots of pictures showing different types of letters and the final effects that can be reached. An inspiring book, which also acts as a good source of basic information. Monstersandcritics.com June 2012 Here's an indispensable book for aspiring calligraphers of all levels of expertise. It gives a step-by-step visual analysis of all major calligraphic techniques from Foundational Hand and Uncials to Gothic, Italic and Copperplate. Leading calligraphers show how, when and what style of calligraphy best suits a given subject. Basic design principles are explained, as well as a guide to equipment and materials. It was previously published as the Encyclopedia of Calligraphy Techniques. Machine Knitting Monthly