Mastering Copperplate Calligraphy: A Step-by-Step Manual (Spiral Bound)
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In this practical manual, a noted calligraphy teacher offers a comprehensive, step-by-step guide for the student. Beginning with a brief but fascinating history of copperplate, she moves quickly to an in-depth examination of the alphabet, numbers, and punctuation. Each letter is demonstrated stroke by stroke with a clear explanation.
Students will learn the fundamentals of copperplate–its minuscule and capital letters, from basic strokes to elaborate variations. Contemporary examples are provided of commercial and fine art calligraphy. This book is perfect, whether you are an expert or just a beginner.
Developed by English handwriting masters in the 18th century, copperplate calligraphy is admired for its fluidity and beauty. It is the most popular style for social correspondence, invitations, and other communications requiring an elegant hand. With this easy-to-follow manual and some practice, calligraphers will be able to create copperplate scripts with the rhythm, grace, and ease of the great writing masters.
Publisher : Dover Publications; Lettering, Calligraphy, Typography edition (May 8, 2000)
Language : English
Paperback : 192 pages
ISBN-10 : 9780486409511
ISBN-13 : 978-0486409511
Item Weight : 1.15 pounds
Dimensions : 5.2 x 0.8 x 7.9 inches