Calligraphy : Tools and Techniques for the Contemporary Practitioner

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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.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 228 x 260 x 32mm | 1,371g
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1906417830
  • 9781906417833
  • 276,013

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'A comprehensive introduction to this fascinating subject.' ' A comprehensive introduction to this fascinating subject.'
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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.
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