This is the perfect handbook for helping you to develop and create your own original calligraphic style and enjoy the art of beautiful writing.
This book begins with the historical background to calligraphy the materials and equipment you need; and basic techniques, including ruling the paper, basic strokes, pen angles and basic letters. It then progresses through the most common hands – uncial, foundation, gothic, italic, sharpened italic and copperplate. Every letter of every hand is drawn out in stroke order. There is advice on letter and word spacing, all shown in clear, step-by-step photographs. 96 color pages.