Both hobbyists and students of design will value this easy-to-use self-teaching book. Each of its 100 sections shows an A-to-Z calligraphy alphabet, with lessons on correct pen strokes and advice on avoiding errors. Beginners will find basic instruction, while experienced calligraphers can extend their repertoire with letter styles that range from classic Roman to elegant contemporary styles. The author discusses: * Tools and materials * Layout basics * Numerals and punctuation * Illumination and ornamentation * Tips for left-handed calligraphers . . . and more.
Readers will 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 features 350 color illustrations.
From the reviews: "Beautifully illustrated examples of alphabets and projects also fill The Calligrapher's Bible, by an internationally recognized calligrapher David Harris." - Pen World International, January 2004
About The Author: 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 several other books on the art of lettering and calligraphy.
David Harris 256 Pages 350 color illustrations 7.9" x 6.4" x 1.1" Hardcover with spiral binding Barron's Educational Series 2003