The Calligrapher's Bible: 100 Complete Alphabets and How to Draw Them

David Harris (Author)


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 to analysis of each alphabet's features, the book's detailed instruction provides information on -- Tools and materials * Layout basics * Numerals and punctuation * Illumination and ornamentation * Tips for the left-handed calligrapher . . . and more. Readers will also find examples by master calligraphers from past eras. This book's spiral binding ensures that pages lay flat when opened, allowing calligraphers to study and copy each pen stroke with ease. The Calligrapher's Bible is printed in color and features more than 350 illustrations.

Product Details

$24.99  $22.99
B.E.S. Publishing
Publish Date
September 01, 2003
6.5 X 1.1 X 8.0 inches | 1.45 pounds
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About the Author

David Harris is Professor of Econometrics at Monash University, Australia. He was awarded his PhD in Econometrics from Monash University in 1995. He was lecturer in econometrics from 1995 to 1997 at Monash University and from 1998 to 2010 at the University of Melbourne.


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