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Start Calligraphy By Maureen Sullivan

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An ideal introduction to the traditional art of calligraphy.

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Start Calligraphy: All the Techniques and Tips You Need to Get You Started by Maureen Sullivan

Maureen Sullivan has produced the perfect handbook for helping you to develop and create your own original calligraphic style, and to enjoy the art of 'beautiful writing'.The book begins with the historical background to calligraphy; the materials and equipment you need; and basic techniques, including ruling the paper, basic strokes, pen angles and basic letters. The book then progresses through the most common hands - uncial, foundation, gothic, italic, sharpened italic and copperplate. Every letter of every hand is drawn out in stroke order and there is advice on letter and word spacing, all shown in clear, step-by-step photographs.

Originally published as Craft in Motion: Calligraphy (9781844481040)

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Here's the ideal introduction to the traditional art of calligraphy. Maureen has produced the perfect handbook for helping you develop and create your own original calligraphic style and to enjoy the art of beautiful writing. The six most common writing styles are explained clearly through step-by-step photographs. Every letter of every hand is drawn out in stroke order and there's advice on letter and word spacing, all shown in clear, step-by-step photographs.-Machine Knitting Monthly I recall my gran having beautiful copperplate writing and mums was a very rounded uniform style but when I was taught to write it was as it seems to be now - a simple find your own style that results in no style at all and far too often in a total untidy scrawl. It's a shame that styles aren't taught in school but you can remedy that with this simple little book which gives a brief history of writing - very interesting and informative and then moves on to explain how to write in six different styles including my beloved Copperplate! Maureen tells us how to hold the pen and load it, how to work out how high each letter should be, what the different parts of the letter are called and for me the very best is the simple 1-2-3 steps she uses for each letter so its easy to know just where to start and how to form the shapes. Ever wanted to improve your handwriting? Well now you can with Maureens super book.-JeannieZelos.com

About Maureen Sullivan


After studying calligraphy at Adult Education, Maureen was accepted at Reigate College of Art and Design to study part-time. This led to full-time study at Roehampton Institute in London where she was fortunate to have some of Britain's most eminent tutors, including Gaynor Goffe, Ewan Clayton and Margaret Daubney. After completing the Certificate in Calligraphy and Bookbinding, she went on to study for a degree and graduated with a BA (Honours) in Calligraphy and Bookbinding in 1997. After this Maureen went on the Society of Scribes and Illuminators' Advanced Training Scheme, became an Associate of the Calligraphy and Lettering Arts Society and has since been elected to Fellowship of the Society of Scribes and Illuminators. Maureen teaches workshops, has contributed work to calligraphy books and exhibits widely.

Table of Contents


* The six most common writing styles ('hands') are explained clearly through step-by-step photographs.
* Describes all the materials, equipment and basic techniques you need to get started.
* A perfect introduction to the art of calligraphy.

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GOR003992373
Start Calligraphy: All the Techniques and Tips You Need to Get You Started by Maureen Sullivan
Maureen Sullivan
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Search Press Ltd
2010-12-01
96
1844486389
9781844486380
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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