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Learn the Art of Calligraphy: A Complete Kit for Beginners
Arthur Newhall
0760755469
August 2004
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Writing: Urban Calligraphy and Beyond

3899550625


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Book Description
Is there life after spray paint? Long condemned as vandalism, the public’s perception of graffiti is slowly changing. Ubiquitous and with a natural affinity to architecture, this form of expression has not only established itself as a part of youth culture but has also become a fundamental aspect of the modern city. An offspring of this scene, writing has become no less than contemporary urban calligraphy. While the classic New York style of writing was once limited to the world of street gangs, it has now left its mark on virtually all visual disciplines. Strictly speaking the arrangement of spaces by outlines, writing has become an invaluable influence and inspiration, especially in the realms of graphic design, motion graphics, fashion, packaging and architecture. Compiled by Berlin activists and designers...


Calligraphy: A Complete Lettering Kit for Beginners
Walter Foster Publishing
1560104600
June 1998
Paperback
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Book Description
This is the perfect introductory kit for anyone who wants to learn the captivating art of calligraphy. Inside is everything needed to get started, including a 32-page project book filled with inspiring ideas. Written by well-known calligraphers Arthur Newall and Eugene Metcalf, the project book contains step-by-step instructions, helpful tips, and easy-to-follow illustrations. It clearly explains the basics of lettering--pen styles, angles, and hand positions; letter heights and spacing; and practice strokes--and then offers advanced techniques for rendering several calligraphic alphabets, such as Sans Serif, Roman, Chancery Cursive, Uncial, Black Letter, and Batarde. The book concludes with tips on how to use size, weight, form, and direction for lettering design. This kit makes an ideal gift. All the supplies are...


Wedding Invitations, Announcements, Place Cards, and More

1564968081


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From Library Journal
Although engraved invitations have become standard for weddings, cards printed by hand are always in good taste. Most people do not have the handwriting skill for hand printing, so they fake it with a computer script or hire a calligrapher. This book has classic calligraphy instructions for those who would like to try it themselves, with a little practice first. Several types of alphabets are included, with detailed instructions on strokes and layout. A section on wedding etiquette has useful information on invitations, thank-you notes, and place cards, with photographs of many examples. An excellent book for public libraries. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

About the Author
Bette Matthews is the author of The Wedding Workbook, Cakes (For Your Wedding),...


Learn Japanese Calligraphy Lessons 1 - 6

0972638601


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Book Description
Japanese Calligraphy is a lovely art and requires years of practice and dedication to master. English texts on the subject attempt to teach the basics, but they lack the movement required to teach proper technique and proper form. This is why we have selected to use multimedia lessons on CD-ROM which contains not only detailed explanations, samples, and frame by frame analysis, but also videos showing correct technique and audio giving proper pronunciation. Takase Shodokai Learn Japanese Calligraphy Lessons 1 – 6 provides detailed instruction on the tools of Japanese Calligraphy and on the basic strokes and lines of the Kaisho (Block) script. Kaisho is the most commonly seen script today and is characterized as being bold and powerful with precise and crisp lines. There are eight fundamental strokes and nine...


Getting Started in Calligraphy Book & Gift Set
Nancy Baron
1402729073
September 2005
Paperback
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Art Tricks Calligraphy Skills
Top That Editors
1845103025
Feb 2005
Hardcover
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Logo Font & Lettering Bible: A Comprehensive Guide to the Design, Construction and Usage of Alphabets and Symbols
Leslie Cabarga
1581804369
March 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
This book is a hands-on guide to the entire process of making logos and fonts and even icons, all of which, essentially, start with the ability to draw letterforms. The intent of the book, in fact, is to enable the user to end reliance on "OPF" (other people's fonts) and learn to draw your own custom logos, fonts and lettering! There are many books on the market that simply display collections of logos and fonts, and that give the history of logos and fonts. But Logo, Font & Lettering Bible is unique in that it teaches you how to create logos and fonts from scratch using traditional tools as well as the computer programs Adobe Illustrator and Fontographer (plus a bit about FontLab). The book provides all the traditional rules and tips about letter formation relating to proportion, shaping, balance, spacing, composition...


Left-Handed Calligraphy
Vance Studley
0486267024
May 1991
Paperback
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Book Description
From an award-winning calligrapher and well-known arts educator and author: a generously illustrated text offering full coverage of the art of calligraphy from the left-handed writer’s point of view, presenting every facet of the subject, from correct hand, pen and nib positions to composition and page layout.


The Calligrapher's Bible : 100 Complete Alphabets and How to Draw Them
David Harris
0764156152
bound - September 15, 2003
Spiral-bound
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Review
“Beautifully illustrated examples of alphabets and projects also fill The Calligrapher’s Bible by an internationally recognized calligrapher David Harris. The subtitle announces its “100 Complete Alphabets and How to Draw Them”, a promise that is more than kept.”


— Pen World International, January 2004

Book Description
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 advice on avoiding errors. Beginners will find sound basic instruction, while experienced calligraphers can extend their repertoire with letter styles that range from classic Roman to clean and elegant contemporary styles. In addition...


Wordplay
John Langdon
0767920759
Nov 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Take a second look at the cover of this book—this time, turn it upside down. The title, Wordplay, is an ambigram, which means you will be able to read it both right side up and upside down.

You may be familiar with the John Langdon’s ambigrams from Dan Brown’s bestseller Angels & Demons (see pages 186 and 188 of Wordplay), but if this is your first experience with the art of the ambigram, prepare to be dazzled! This lovely updated edition of the classic collection of ambigrams features a section of full-color ambigrams and dozens of stunning, mind-bending examples of this cryptic art form. Each strikingly beautiful and arresting illustration is accompanied by a short essay—sometimes serious, sometimes witty—to delight your brain as much as your eyes. Taken...


Creative Calligraphy: A Do-It-Yourself Guide To Decorative Lettering
Peter Halliday
1856975398
April 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
With this easy-to-use guide, you can create beautiful decorative lettering without special pens or equipment. Make your own invitations, cards, posters and books with any crayon or felt-tip pen. Calligraphy has never been so simple!


Calligraphy Classic Mini Kit
Manufactured by Barnes & Noble Gifts
0641527357
August 2003
Other Format
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The Simple Art of Chinese Calligraphy
Qu Lei Lei
0823048381
Oct 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
Concise, delicate and practiced for over 6,000 years, Chinese calligraphy is a revered art form, known for installing a sense of grace behind the meaning of each word. In this step-by-step beginners guide, Qu Lei Lei, one of the world’s top calligraphers,

About the Author
Qui Lei Lei was born in China in the 1950s but emigrated to England from Beijing after the cultural revolution in 1981. He tutored in Chinese art at Oxford University and has been a visiting scholar at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. He lives in Wimbledon, South London.


Chinese Calligraphy Made Easy: A Structured Course In Creating Beautiful Brush Lettering
Rebecca Yue
0823005569
March 2005
Paperback
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Medieval Calligraphy: Its History and Technique
Marc Drogin
0486261425
November 1989
Paperback
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Book Description
Spirited history, comprehensive instruction manual covers 13 important writing styles (ca. 4th century thru 15th). Fascinating facts about Roman Rustic, Uncial, Carolingian Minuscule, Early Gothic, 8 other styles; all examples beautifully photographed. Detailed directions for duplicating medieval techniques with modern tools. 232 illus.


Calligraphy and Letter Art

1579392040


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Book Description
Letter artist Angela Durbin shares her lettering styles to inspire yours. Each day begins with a fun word or phrase, penned by Angela, followed by quick and easy practice steps to learn each style. The beautiful letterforms throughout this calendar will delight and inspire creative expression in many ways, from addressing letters to creating cards to adorning photo albums and scrapbooks—Express yourself through the art of lettering! Includes a free Elegant Writer lettering marker. The box converts to a built-in calendar stand. The calendar includes U.S. holidays as well as moon phases.


Calligraphy school (Learn as You Go)
Gaynor Goffe, Anna Ravenscroft
0895775247
May 1, 1994
Hardcover
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From Booklist
Fine penmanship may no longer be a required subject in school, but in other ways, it is experiencing a revival. Two English artists explore all the how-to's of calligraphy, from selecting appropriate materials to sewing a manuscript cover. Samples abound, as does, unfortunately, a rather crowded layout, making it difficult to follow their very clear instructions. Nonetheless, the progression from working simple letterforms to mastering cursive (or flowing) italic and versals (elaborately penned capital letters) is well thought out, enabling beginners to feel a sense of accomplishment at every step. Barbara Jacobs

Book Description
A complete practical course for beginners-a step-by-step guide to the fine art of lettering. Throughout the book, structured exercises and...


2,100 Victorian Monograms (Dover Pictorial Archive Series)
Karl Klimsch
0486283011
January 1, 1995
Paperback
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Book Description
Comprehensive compilation of elegant, imaginative two-letter monograms—ideal for enhancing scrolls, certificates, awards and other graphic projects in need of calligraphic excitement. Easily reproduced, royalty-free letters are also perfect for use in art, needlework, craft and other decorative projects.


Art Calligraphy (Mini Kit Series)
Molly Jay (Editor)
0762413107
February 1902
Hardcover
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Splendors of Qur'an Calligraphy and Illumination
Martin Lings
0500976481
November 1, 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
The finest examples of this distinctive Islamic art form ever published.Within three centuries of its advent, Islam had produced an architecture and a calligraphic art, including that of illumination, that have seldom been equaled and never surpassed, the one centered on the Mosque and the other on the Qur'an. But whereas Islamic architecture is world famous, its calligraphic art has remained relatively unknown and inaccessible. Black-and-white photographs of the art of calligraphy are plentiful, but a page of script, impressive though it can be in black and white, loses much without the tints of the paper and the ink.Splendours of Qur'an Calligraphy and Illumination reproduces the formal excellence of colors and texture that distinguish these artistic masterpieces. In all, 180 openings are displayed, carefully chosen...


Calligraphy: From Beginner to Expert/Book and 3 Pens
Caroline Young
0881106925
January 1994
Paperback
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Illuminations
Jonathan Hunt
0027457702
August 31, 1989
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
From Alchemist to Zither, this medieval alphabet book glows with ornately illuminated letters and decoration; the text, describing such uncommon entries as Excalibur, Portcullis and Villein, is a virtual history lesson in itself. All ages. Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From School Library Journal
Grade 1-3-- Using an alphabet book format, Hunt shares his love of the lifestyle, symbols, and artistry of the Middle Ages. Three-quarter-page watercolor paintings, outlined with black pen, illustrate a wide variety of subjects ranging from the Black Death to unicorns. While Hunt is successful in conveying his own enthusiasm for the period, the span of time covered and the skimpy information given will do little to aid children's understanding of this rich and...


Calligraphy for Kids
Eleanor Winters
1402706642
April 2004
Hardcover
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From Booklist
Gr. 6-12. Winters' excellent, clearly explained guide to calligraphy begins with a survey of materials, a glossary, and suggestions on posture and pen and paper positions. Succinct chapters showing how to create a variety of alphabets follow. Winters, an art professor and calligraphist, folds fascinating history into her expert instructions. Her clean layouts showcase beautifully rendered examples and practical exercises, and appended worksheets can be copied for experiments. Final chapters that present ideas for creating handmade projects will be a hit with many young artists. An unusual, handsome resource that adults may want, too. Gillian Engberg
Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved

Book Description
For school, for art classes, for...


The Ch'i of the Brush
Nan Rae
0823006190
Aug 2003
Paperback
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3:16 Bible Texts Illuminated
Donald E. Knuth
0895792524
April 1991
Paperback
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Mira calligraphiae monumenta : A Sixteenth-century Calligraphic Manuscript inscribed by Georg Bocskay and Illuminated by Joris Hoefnagel (Getty Trust Publications: J. Paul Getty Museum) [BOX SET]
Lee Hendrix, Thea Vignau-Wilberg
089236212X
August 13, 1992
Hardcover
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Book Description
In 1561-62, Georg Bocskay, imperial secretary to the Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand I, inscribed the Mira calligraphiae monumenta as a testament to his preeminence among scribes. He assembled a vast selection of contemporary and historical scripts, which nearly thirty years later were further
embellished by Joris Hoefnagel, Europe's last great manuscript illuminator. This book, now in the collection of the J. Paul Getty Museum, is reproduced here in complete facsimile form, accompanied by a commentary that includes a full description; a discussion of its patron, Rudolf II, and his
cultural and historical milieu; the biographies of Hoefnagel and Bocskay; and an analysis of the manuscript's role in their careers. The introduction discusses the broader issues raised by the manuscript. Topics include Hoefnagel's...


Learn Calligraphy : The Complete Book of Lettering and Design
Margaret Shepherd
0767907329
February 20, 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
In an age of myriad computer fonts and instant communication, your handwriting style is increasingly a very personal creation. In this book, Margaret Shepherd, America's premier calligrapher, shows you that calligraphy is not simply a craft you can learn, but an elegant art form that you can make your own.

Calligraphy remains perennially popular, often adorning wedding invitations, diplomas, and commercial signs. Whether it is Roman, Gothic, Celtic, Bookhand, or Italic style, calligraphy conveys class and elegance. Margaret Shepherd makes this ancient art form accessible in a completely hand-lettered technical guide that will:

* Provide context for calligraphy as an art, exploring the rich tradition of hand-lettering and mapping the evolution of the most popular styles.

* Give detailed technical...

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