Summary: The classic text, in print for more than 50 years! Since pen was first put to paper, people have enjoyed the ornate detail and elegance of calligraphy. It can make a plain wedding invitation into a work of art; put a unique and beautiful label on a gift or article of clothing; or add a graceful, personal touch to even the simplest correspondence. People who are serious about calligraphy have turned to this indispensable resource since 1949 to make this intricate art ...show moreeasy to understand and effortless to perform.
Filled with straightforward, step-by-step lessons and dozens of creative exercises, Calligraphic Lettering is a classic text on a timeless art. Readers will practice the various calligraphic alphabets (such as roman, italic, and script), brush lettering, designed letters and type, and much more through a whole host of uncomplicated techniques and methods that will benefit all students of calligraphy--whether a fine artist, an on-the-job craftsperson, or an everyday enthusiast. Readers will also find boundless and beautiful examples taken from all periods of art history, and detailed explanations of the various tools and materials people need to practice calligraphy.
Simple, direct, and complete, Calligraphic Lettering not only discusses good lettering but also demonstrates every important aspect of the calligraphic arts. It is essential reading for anyone interested in the technique and history of calligraphy, and an important addition to every serious scribe's library.