Mastering Calligraphy

Mastering Calligraphy

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The centuries-old art of calligraphy has rarely witnessed a more diverse and prolific explosion of new work than in today's hand-lettering revival. Mastering the Art of Calligraphy is the most comprehensive and up-to-date volume on this traditional craft and its contemporary practice. Brimming with both practical instruction and more than 700 inspirational photos, this is the definitive new guide for both serious calligraphers and budding hand-lettering enthusiasts. Inside are step-by-step instructions accompanied by examples of current work, plus historical information, artist profiles, troubleshooting tips, and an extensive resource section. Perfect for students, artists, professionals, and hobbyists, this is a tremendously valuable addition to any arts library.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 234 x 262 x 30mm | 1,338g
  • San Francisco, United States
  • English
  • New
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1452101124
  • 9781452101125
  • 140,772

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"Godfrey-Nicholls, an Australia-based artist, elucidates the art of hand-lettering in this comprehensive work. The majority of the book is devoted to calligraphic hands, or different styles of writing. Each hand includes a brief history, exercises for practicing the basic shapes and strokes, foundational groups of letters arranged by type, and variations on the alphabet.... Scrapbookers and other paper crafters interested in exploring this timeless art will find ample guidance here." - Library Journal Starred Review
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About Gaye Godfrey-nicholls

Gaye Godfrey-Nicholls is a professional calligrapher and teacher based in Perth, Australia.
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