Calligraphy Alphabets for Beginners

Calligraphy Alphabets for Beginners

Book - 2008 | 1st ed. for the U.S.
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Baker & Taylor
A calligraphy guide for beginners contains descriptions of fourteen key alphabets, step-by-step instructions and exercises for each letter, illustrations of techniques, and projects for using calligraphy with color and gold.

Book News
Noble and Mehigan, both calligraphers and teachers, present an illustrated guide to calligraphy for beginners that contains descriptions of 14 key alphabets and step-by-step instructions and exercises for each letter, including illustrations of techniques. Also discussed are equipment and getting started, and step-by-step projects for using calligraphy with color and gold. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Barron's Educational Publishing
Presenting advice and instruction on a more basic level than found in most other calligraphy books, this brand-new title starts with fundamentals. It takes absolute beginners by the hand and walks them through 15 key alphabets. The author guides neophyte calligraphers stroke-by-stroke in the process of creating each elegant letter. Entry-level students of the art will quickly learn to create beautiful scripts for . . .

  • Greeting Cards
  • Scrapbooks
  • Party Invitations and Favors
  • Wedding Announcements
  • Menus
  • Place Cards . . .

    . . and literally every other item that requires a handsome, professional-looking script. Every page of this easy-to-follow manual is filled with step-by-step diagrams and photos, each having a detailed instructive caption. After readers master an alphabet, they can refer to the author's suggestions for adding an embellishment or two that makes the script truly their own. The book's final section shows how to add color and sparkle to a text by employing illumination techniques that are quick to learn and fun to do. Hundreds of illustrations.
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    Here's the only calligraphy book on the market that walks you through 14 key alphabets, letter-by-letter and stroke-by-stroke.

    This in-depth introduction for beginners presents core alphabets in styles to suit every occasion.

    Each letter is analyzed in detail, enabling beginners to master the form. Includes step-by-step photo sequences showing the strokes of each letter, handwriting rhythm exercises, and hints and tips on spacing.

    Advises on adding color and sparkle to text with quick-to-learn and fun-to-do illumination techniques.

    Mary Noble spreads her enthusiasm for calligraphy by teaching, writing, and exhibiting her work. She is a Fellow of the U.K.-based Society of Scribes and Illuminators, and the Calligraphy & Lettering Arts Society, of which she is a former chairperson. She is a co-author of The Encyclopedia of Calligraphy and Illuminated Letters and The Beginner's Guide to Calligraphy.
    Janet Mehigan studied with the Society of Scribes and Illuminators and is an Honored Fellow. A freelance calligrapher, she also teaches calligraphy and painting in Adult Education courses. She is a co-author of The Encyclopedia of Calligraphy.

  • Publisher: Hauppauge, NY : Barron's Educational Series, 2008.
    Edition: 1st ed. for the U.S.
    ISBN: 9780764161155
    Branch Call Number: 745.6 NOB
    Characteristics: 256 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 21 cm.
    Additional Contributors: Mehigan, Janet 1943-


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