Calligraphy - A Guide to Hand-Lettering (Handmade)

Calligraphy - A Guide to Hand-Lettering (Handmade)

by Margaret Morgan (Author)


In an age obsessed with e-mail and computers, many of us have forgotten the beauty of hand-lettering. This book, designed and photographed in the elegant style of the Handmade series, is for anyone who is interested in calligraphy and contains inspiration and practical advice on creating a number of stylish and highly individual pieces. Beginning with a brief history of the art, Calligraphy - A Guide to Hand-lettering examines the letterforms that we are familiar with today while a series of alphabets describes the characteristics of various styles. A section on materials, tools and techniques provides all the information needed to work on the projects that follow. These include letterheads, greetings cards and invitations, as well as decorative pieces using gilding techniques - perfect as keepsakes or gifts. Offering guidance and inspiration to beginners and experienced calligraphers alike, this beautifully designed and illustrated book provides practical advice as well as a fresh and exciting approach to this traditional art.


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More Information

Format: Hardcover
Pages: 80
Edition: First edition
Publisher: New Holland Publishers Ltd
Published: 01 Nov 2001

ISBN 10: 185974625X
ISBN 13: 9781859746257

Author Bio
Margaret Morgan has long been fascinated by the techniques of filet lace, and its long history. She has presented numerous workshops to members of Lace and Embroiderers' Guilds. The lessons in this book are based on those workshops.