An essential guide for all calligraphers - whether they are amateurs or professionals. The book contains over 100 different alphabets with detailed instructions on how to draw all the letters. Its wire binding means that the book will lie flat and be easy to work from. There is also useful information about tools and materials, basic layouts and illumination and ornamentation. A must for the reference shelves of all calligraphers.
100 beautifully crafted calligraphic hands show step-by-step pen strokes and common group structures.
Points of interest within each hand ensure correct representation of the characters.
An extensive preparatory section details tools, materials and basic techniques.
Beginners and experienced calligraphers alike will be able to extend their repertoire with ease, effortlessly learning new hands and refining their art.
David Harris is an internationally recognised calligrapher who worked at several London design studios and advertising agencies before establishing his own design group. Subsequently, he took a teaching post at Exeter College of Art and Design, teaching lettering and calligraphy. He is the author of other books on the art of letting and calligraphy.