Calligraphy For Dummies
A style of lettering as old as the written word, calligraphy is much more than writing on a page with a swirling flourish. It is one of the most taught and practiced international art forms, capable of adding a special touch to anything from stationery and diplomas to correspondence, journals, and diaries. This fun, creative guide shows readers how to get started in calligraphy with step-by-step instructions in all the basics–from choosing between a fountain or dip pen and using pen tips of various sizes and shapes, to holding a pen correctly to get the best results. It teaches over a dozen fonts and includes creative projects for putting newfound skills into action. The book’s format affords readers an opportunity to practice what they’ve learned, right in the workbook.
Jim Bennett, MFA (Cincinnati, OH) has been teaching calligraphy for 30 years at every level, from kindergarten to college. He is the founder of the Calligraphy Webring, comprised of the Internet’s finest calligraphy Web sites.
|Titel:||Calligraphy For Dummies|
|Uitgever:||John Wiley & Sons Inc|
|Plaats van publicatie:||01|
|Afmetingen:||275 x 210 x 18|
Part I: Yes, You Can Do Calligraphy!
Chapter 1: Doing Calligraphy Can Be as Easy as ABC.
Chapter 2: Peeking Inside the Calligrapher s Toolbox.
Chapter 3: Putting Your Pen to Paper.
Part II: The Amazing, Incredible Italic Alphabet.
Chapter 4: Taking a Few Baby Steps with Italic.
Chapter 5: Doing Italic with a Calligraphy Pen.
Chapter 6: Perfecting the Italic Alphabet.
Chapter 7: Turning Up the "Wow! Factor" with Variations and Embellishments.
Part III: Expanding Your Repertoire.
Chapter 8: The Blackletter Alphabet.
Chapter 9: Classical Roman Letters.
Chapter 10: Formal Manuscript, Foundational Hand, or Bookhand.
Chapter 11: Formal Uncial and Funky Variations.
Chapter 12: Elegantly Outlined and Decorated Letters.
Chapter 13: A Fancy Document Script.
Part IV: Popular Projects.
Chapter 14: Designing and Lettering a Quotation.
Chapter 15: Creating a Poster or Sign.
Chapter 16: Certificates.
Chapter 17: More Things to Do with Your Calligraphy.
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 18: Ten Ways to Use Your Calligraphy for Weddings.
Chapter 19: Ten Fun Alphabets.
Chapter 20: Ten Tips for Making Money Using Your Calligraphy.
Appendix: Practice Pages.