Calligraphy : Tools & Techniques for the Contemporary Practitioner
Calligraphy is a sophisticated and authoritative reference book that explores the art and craft of calligraphy. Traditional methods are examined alongside contemporary styles and adaptations to offer a unique and inspirational insight into calligraphy for today's artisan. Following an overview of materials and tools, the second section of the book examines each lettering `hand' and provides examples of the style in traditional use. Next, step-by-step tutorials on lettering comprise numerals, punctuation and spacing. Profiles on contemporary practitioners provide an insight into a range of working methods and on developing a distinctive style. A gallery of inspirational examples shows the hand in use in a range of contemporary design projects. The third section provides case studies and tutorials on illumination, decoration and composition. Uniquely Calligraphy examines digital calligraphy and its efficacy as a design tool. A final resources section details the practicalities of selling calligraphy products in today's market.
- Hardback | 288 pages
- 236 x 262 x 30mm | 1,360.77g
- 21 Feb 2013
- JACQUI SMALL
- United Kingdom
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About Gaye Godfrey-nicholls
GAYE GODFREY-NICHOLLS is a professional calligrapher with over 20 years of experience. She established her company, Inklings Calligraphy, in 1986, through which she provides unique hand lettering for a wide range of applications. She designs and produces original works both as unique one-offs and for reproduction. She also runs calligraphy classes for all ages.