A Handwriting Manual
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A Handwriting Manual  -     By: Alfred Fairbank

A Handwriting Manual

Dover Publications / 2018 / Paperback

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This classic introduction presents the fundamentals behind every aspect of the art of penmanship, from the necessary equipment to the best techniques. Many pages of demonstration scripts provide helpful accompaniment to the clear instructions. Written by an expert calligrapher whose books were widely used in schools, this volume offers an essential guide to those who practice or teach lettering and graphic design. 144 pages, softcover.

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Title: A Handwriting Manual
By: Alfred Fairbank
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 144
Vendor: Dover Publications
Publication Date: 2018
Dimensions: 8.00 X 5.00 (inches)
Weight: 2 pounds
ISBN: 0486823865
ISBN-13: 9780486823867
Stock No: WW823867
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Publisher's Description

"This famous manual . . . should be read by all those professing the slightest interest in lettering, writing, or the graphic arts." — Printing World
"Despite the spate of publications on this subject, this one remains far and away the best." — Society of Industrial Artists Journal
This classic introduction presents the fundamentals behind every aspect of the art of penmanship, from the necessary equipment to the best techniques. Written by an expert calligrapher whose books were widely used in schools, it offers an essential guide to those who practice or teach lettering and graphic design.
Clearly illustrated with numerous examples and diagrams, the text begins with the development and characteristics of italic and the essentials of good penmanship: legibility, beauty, unity, speed, expedience, freedom, and control. Subsequent chapters explain the tools of penmanship and their use: pens and penholders, pencils, felt-tipped pens, chalks, paper, and ink as well as hand movements, pressure, and touch. Discussions and examples of technique focus on strokes, joins, rhythms, angularity slant, and spacing in addition to how to write capitals, minuscules, numerals, stops, and contractions.

Author Bio

British calligrapher and handwriting expert Alfred John Fairbank (1895–1982) was a founding member and chairman of the Society of Scribes and Illuminators and founder of the Society for Italic Handwriting. His books were widely used in British schools, and he designed the upright italic typeface Bembo Condensed Italic for Monotype, which was digitized as Fairbank in 2005.

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