Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 192 pages, 4.29 × 3.35 × 0.23 in
Published: August 22, 2013
Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0823033465
ISBN - 13: 9780823033461
Read from the Book
Mahayana Buddhists in Tibet believe that eery spoken or written
repetition of the prayer "Om mani padme hum" brings enlightenment
one step closer. Copies of the mantra are rolled up inside handheld
wheels like the one at left, which people whirl while praying. Rows
of large wheels outside monasteries, like those shown on page 141,
are given a spin by anyone passing by.
Tibetan top strokes are written first, not last, and they do not
extend beyond the leyyers. Pen angles vary from 60 to 120 degrees.
A flexible brush, held upright, may be used instead of a rigid pen.
Review basic Chinese brush technique on pages 66-69. Squared off on
top, many letters descend to a sharp point. Consonant-vowel
combinations do not merge side to side but stack up
From the Publisher
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around the globe. Covering nearly all of the world's writing
systems-from African to Arabic, Chinese to Greek, Hebrew to
Russian, and beyond-Learn World Calligraphy offers a
unique glimpse of scripts worldwide and the calligraphers who write
Lushly illustrated with gorgeous examples of both historical and
modern calligraphic designs, this book is filled with practical
instruction for how key aspects of each exotic script can be
applied to the English alphabet, generating calligraphic hybrids
with a distinctly foreign flair. Like a new cuisine that you can't
wait to cook at home, the scripts you meet in this book are sure to
infuse your own calligraphy with the flavor of abroad. Bon voyage!
About the Author
MARGARET SHEPHERD is a renowned calligrapher, prolific author, and
popular lecturer. For more than three decades, starting with the
classic Learn Calligraphy: The Complete Book of Lettering and
Design, Ms. Shepherd has penned numerous instructional books
that have helped legions of aspiring calligraphers discover their
talent. She resides in Boston, Massachusetts.