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The Encyclopedia of Calligraphy Techniques: A Comprehensive A-Z Directory of Calligraphy Techniques and...
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Diana Hardy Wilson
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The Encyclopedia of Calligraphy Techniques: A Comprehensive A-Z Directory of Calligraphy Techniques and a Step-by-Step Guide to Their Uses

Diana Hardy Wilson


9781844488100

Search Press Ltd


Art & Architecture;
Lettering & calligraphy


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192 pages

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Comprehensive step-by-step visual analysis of all major calligraphic techniques, from Foundational hand and Uncials to Gothic, Italic and Copperplate.

Inspirational gallery of work by leading calligraphers demonstrates how, when and what style of calligraphy best suite a given subject.

Basic design principles explained, together with coverage of equipment and materials.

An indispensable source book for all aspiring calligraphers of whatever level of expertise.

Previously published as The Encyclopedia of Calligraphy Techniques 9780855329983

By:   Diana Hardy Wilson
Imprint:   Search Press Ltd
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   Revised edition
Dimensions:   Height: 222mm,  Width: 222mm,  Spine: 14mm
Weight:   635g
ISBN:   9781844488100
ISBN 10:   1844488101
Series:   Encyclopedia of
Pages:   192
Publication Date:   January 2012
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Comprehensive, step-by-step visual analysis of all major calligraphic techniques Inspirational gallery of work by leading calligraphers An indispensable source book for all aspiring calligraphers of any level of expertise

Diana Hardy Wilson has been involved with hand lettering and calligraphy since her school days, when she received her first commissions. She graduated from the Tasmanian School of Art, and is now based in London, where she has participated in several group exhibitions. Her first major solo exhibition was in 1985, and titled Colour Speaks Words/Words Speak Colour . The exhibits included her highly individual works of a juxtaposition of painting and calligraphy on paper, and her decorative handmade books. she is an exhibiting member of the Free Painters and Sculptors, and has taught at the London College of Printing, Westminster Adult Education Institute and Croydon College.


Comprehensive book of calligraphy techniques from traditional to contemporary. Step by step instructions should mean that you can complete your projects with ease. Includes a choice of alphabets and many examples of work.-Yarnsandfabrics.co.uk/crafts The Encyclopaedia series was a winning format when it first appeared and one that has stood the test of time well, setting the standard for design-led instruction books where each spread is an entity in its own right. Several of the volumes have been revamped and, although I can't see any evidence that this one is more than a straight reissue, it retains a fresh and inviting feel. There are two distinct sections, Techniques and Themes and the combination of what to do and what to do with it is pretty much unique, most calligraphy books going for just one or the other. Techniques covers all the things you'd expect, from basic penmanship to letterforms in Carolingian, Copperplate, Italic, etc. Diana also includes extras such as gilding, the use of quill pens and ornamentation. In Themes, she gives extensive examples of the sort of work you can produce, with illustrations from a variety of contemporary practitioners. There is a limited amount of detail here, so this is more a gallery than a series of projects, but the extended captions and chapter introductions go a long way towards giving you ideas to work on. If you want what is effectively two books in one, you'll get excellent value for money.-Artbookreview.net This is undoubtedly an essential reference book for anyone interested in art, calligraphy or graphic design. It covers absolutely everything related to Calligraphy showing how to obtain all kinds of interesting effects and techniques. From gilding to borders, using raised gold, found objects and brush lettering - the scope for creating unusual effects is much greater than anyone might realize. All the basic techniques are covered in considerable detail, followed by sections dealing with tools, equipment, experimental techniques and applied calligraphy. An interesting section deals with the Third Dimension - using calligraphy on stone, slate, glass and wood. Explanations showing how this can be done are linked to background information highlighting its development as an art form, and how to modify lettering styles to suit such three dimensional objects. The book is well illustrated, with lots of pictures showing different types of letters and the final effects that can be reached. An inspiring book, which also acts as a good source of basic information.-monstersandcritics.com

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