The Calligrapher's Bible: 100 Complete Alphabets and How to Draw Them by David HarrisThe Calligrapher's Bible: 100 Complete Alphabets and How to Draw Them by David Harris

The Calligrapher's Bible: 100 Complete Alphabets and How to Draw Them

byDavid Harris

Hardcover | September 1, 2003

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Both hobbyists and students of design will value this easy-to-use self-teaching book. Each of its 100 sections shows a complete A-to-Z calligraphy alphabet, with lessons on correct pen strokes and advice on avoiding errors. Beginners will find sound basic instruction, while experienced calligraphers can extend their repertoire with letter styles that range from classic Roman to clean and elegant contemporary styles. In addition to analysis of each alphabet's features, the book's detailed instruction provides information on-- Tools and materials * Layout basics * Numerals and punctuation * Illumination and ornamentation * Tips for the left-handed calligrapher . . . and more. Readers will also find examples by master calligraphers from past eras. This book's spiral binding ensures that pages lay flat when opened, allowing calligraphers to study and copy each pen stroke with ease. The Calligrapher's Bible is printed in color and features more than 350 illustrations.
David Harris is an internationally recognized calligrapher who worked at several London design studios and advertising agencies before establishing his own design group. Subsequently, he took a teaching post at Exeter College of Art and Design in the U.K., where he specializes in teaching lettering and calligraphy. He has published s...
Title:The Calligrapher's Bible: 100 Complete Alphabets and How to Draw ThemFormat:HardcoverPublished:September 1, 2003Publisher:Barrons Educational SeriesLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0764156152

ISBN - 13:9780764156151

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great alphabets for advanced beginners This book contains slightly simplified (and easier!) but quite elegant versions of historic alphabets. A great way for an advanced beginner to go beyond the boredom of the 3-4 basic and over-simplified alphabets described in most calligraphy kits. Many photos showing tips for each alphabet, and clear ductus for all letters.
Date published: 2006-10-02

Editorial Reviews

"Beautifully illustrated examples of alphabets and projects also fill The Calligrapher's Bible by an internationally recognized calligrapher David Harris. The subtitle announces its "100 Complete Alphabets and How to Draw Them", a promise that is more than kept."

— Pen World International, January 2004