Complete Idiot's Guide to Calligraphy

3.62 avg rating
( 8 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780028641546: Complete Idiot's Guide to Calligraphy

You’re no idiot, of course. You know that calligraphy enhances everything from elegant invitations to official documents. The art of beautiful handwriting has been around for centuries, and those who have mastered it have a skill that’s both lucrative and enjoyable. You’d love to learn the finer points of calligraphy—but when it comes to putting pen to paper, you’re all thumbs!

Say “so long” to chicken scratches! The Complete Idiot’s Guide® to Calligraphy will show you, stroke for stroke, how to master pen and ink to produce projects worthy of the most sophisticated scribe. In this Complete Idiot’s Guide®, you get:

  • The history of beautiful handwriting—calligraphy past and present.
  • Tools of the trade—essentials for setting up a workspace and getting started.Practice makes perfect—tips and exercises to keep you in line.
  • Fun with fonts—six full alphabets to round out your expertise.
  • Design 101—how-to’s for creating and carrying out your own calligraphy projects, including wedding invitations, bookmarks, and more!
  • Taking your skills to the next level with ornamentation.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Back Cover:

Calligraphy, that beautiful script lettering that seems like art, has increased in popularity over the last several years. From brides who want to address their wedding invitations to do-it-yourselfers who want to prepare certificates or make a family tree, calligraphy books and classes are hot! Whether you want to address thank you notes, or are interested in the latest craze-- Japanese Calligraphy-- The Complete Idiot's Guide to Calligraphy is the fun and easy-to-use resource. Featuring an oversize, lay-flat format with space for practicing and copying, this book offers the best advice in techniques, equipment and style and contains 6 full calligraphy fonts and 10 specific projects.

About the Author:

JANE ELDERSHAW is a New York–based graphic designer and typographer who studied in London and has more than 25 years of experience in the graphic arts. She has often used her own calligraphy and designs for postcards and brochures. Her latest book is Mood Food (Sourcebooks).

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Eldershaw, Jane
ISBN 10: 002864154X ISBN 13: 9780028641546
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Castle Rock
(Pittsford, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97800286415461.0

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 23.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Eldershaw, Jane
Published by Alpha (2001)
ISBN 10: 002864154X ISBN 13: 9780028641546
New Paperback Quantity Available: 3
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Alpha, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P11002864154X

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 41.67
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Eldershaw, Jane
Published by Alpha (2001)
ISBN 10: 002864154X ISBN 13: 9780028641546
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Alpha, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 1. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX002864154X

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 51.84
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Eldershaw, Jane
Published by Alpha
ISBN 10: 002864154X ISBN 13: 9780028641546
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Cloud 9 Books
(West Palm Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Alpha. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 002864154X New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.0925100

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 59.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds