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)
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.
* 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.