Calligraphy: A Complete Guide

Julien Chazal (Author)
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Description

Learn and master the beautiful and varied art of Western calligraphy. This lavishly illustrated guide includes all the information you need to get started in calligraphy, as well as techniques for the more advanced artist, including using color, carving lettering in wood and stone, and creating abstract and ornamental calligraphy designs. The 40 alphabets included are drawn from throughout the rich history of Western calligraphy, from elaborate Gothic lettering to the clean lines of modern alphabets. An essential reference for calligraphers of all levels.- Everything you need to know to get started: choosing quality tools, understanding the structure of letters, and learning the basic strokes- Includes alphabets, from classic Roman letters, to the intricate traditions of the Middle Ages, to the simple, creative styles of today- Hundreds of photos of inspiring, beautiful samples- How to embellish your calligraphy with decorative dropped capitals, celtic knotwork, scrollwork, flourishes, and more

Product Details

Price
$24.95  $22.95
Publisher
Stackpole Books
Publish Date
September 01, 2013
Pages
224
Dimensions
8.51 X 0.56 X 11.04 inches | 1.81 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780811712941
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About the Author

Julien Chazal is the author of Getting Started in Calligraphy and the illustrator of the art book One Morning in Babel, One Evening in Manhattan. For more of his work, see his website, julien.chazal.free.fr. He lives in Paris, France.