Discover the art of beautiful writing as Cari Ferraro invites you into her artistic world and teaches you the timeless arts of calligraphy and illumination. In this book, Cari introduces you to this thriving art form by giving you a firm grounding in traditional styles of broad pen calligraphy, which will serve as a springboard for your own exploration of letterforms and expressive writing. She defines several historical alphabet styles that are made with the broad pen, from the stately blackletter hand to the graceful italic style. And she provides the sequence and direction of each letter stroke, as well as helpful notes and the suggested nib type for each hand. Guiding you stroke by stroke through a variety of calligraphic hands, from the stately blackletter to the elegant italic, this book also provides step-by-step instruction on the centuries-old art of illumination. Inside, you'll find all the information you need to embark on an exciting exploration of this elegant art form!
This calligraphy instruction book will help you get started learning calligraphy and illumination. The full color book features step-by-step instructions for basic techniques and four projects. Published by Walter Foster Publishing, Inc., January 2007.
This oversize book reproduces the alphabets at a large size which make them easy to copy. This book is part of Walter Foster's very affordable Beginner's Guide series.
Table of Contents:
Tools, Materials and Setup
Planning Your Designs
Working with Color
Designing a Quote
Modernizing Ancient Styles
Exploring Decorative Techniques
Taking the Next Step
From the Author