- Hardcover-spiral: 256 pages
- Publisher: Barron's Educational Series; Spi edition (Sept. 1 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0764161156
- ISBN-13: 978-0764161155
- Product Dimensions: 17.1 x 3.2 x 21 cm
- Shipping Weight: 699 g
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #395,036 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Calligraphy Alphabets for Beginners: The Easy Way to Learn Lettering and Illumination Techniques Hardcover-spiral – Sep 1 2008
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HereÂs the only calligraphy book on the market that walks you through 14 key alphabets, letter-by-letter and stroke-by-stroke.
This in-depth introduction for beginners presents core alphabets in styles to suit every occasion.
Each letter is analyzed in detail, enabling beginners to master the form. Includes step-by-step photo sequences showing the strokes of each letter, handwriting rhythm exercises, and hints and tips on spacing.
Advises on adding color and sparkle to text with quick-to-learn and fun-to-do illumination techniques.
Mary Noble spreads her enthusiasm for calligraphy by teaching, writing, and exhibiting her work. She is a Fellow of the U.K.-based Society of Scribes and Illuminators, and the Calligraphy & Lettering Arts Society, of which she is a former chairperson. She is a co-author of The Encyclopedia of Calligraphy and Illuminated Letters and The BeginnerÂs Guide to Calligraphy.
Janet Mehigan studied with the Society of Scribes and Illuminators and is an Honored Fellow. A freelance calligrapher, she also teaches calligraphy and painting in Adult Education courses. She is a co-author of The Encyclopedia of Calligraphy.
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This intro really jumped started my work again as it acted like a refresher course. I believe a beginner could use this book. The best part of this book is it shows angle of pen and direction of each pen stroke to create the letter. Notes and tips on creating letters are there also. I have a couple other little books with scripts but this one is the best.
* This book has MANY different alphabet "fonts" to choose from.
* It's spiral bound and opens all the way, like a cookbook. So it's works great for keeping the pages open while you practice.
What I don't like:
* The book is a little confusing b/c it is not arranged alphabetically, it's arranged by letter shape. So if you're learning how to create a "C," you'll find instructions for a "G" and a "Q" in the same section.