Italic & Copperplate Calligraphy
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Advance to the next level of handwriting "art" with this step-by-step illustrated guide to pencraft! An expert calligrapher, Winters reviews the basics of traditional italic and copperplate styles; moves on to variations in letter size, form, weight, and flourishes; and concludes with advice on layout, design, and original projects. 240 pages, softcover from Dover.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 240
Vendor: Dover Publications
Publication Date: 2011
Dimensions: 11.00 X 8.38 (inches)
ISBN: 0486477495
ISBN-13: 9780486477497

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In recent years, calligraphy has evolved from an esoteric art form to an everyday pursuit for artists, students, and amateurs. This guide for novices with some experience offers the chance to advance to the next level. Well-illustrated, step-by-step instructions by an expert calligrapher explain every detail of the two most popular calligraphic alphabets. 
Author Eleanor Winters introduces the Italic hand, which originated during the Renaissance, and the Copperplate style, which dominated European calligraphy during the eighteenth century. Her three-part approach begins with a review of the basics, advancing to variations in letter size, form, weight, and flourishes. It concludes with a wealth of advice on layout and design as well as inspiration for original projects.

Author Bio

A Professor of Art at Long Island University and a commercial calligrapher and lettering artist, Eleanor Winters is the author of Dover's Mastering Copperplate Calligraphy. Her calligraphic art has been exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the United States and Europe.

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