"Calligraphy "is an easy-to-follow course for the novice and a rich source of ideas for those more experienced. The essential calligraphic skills required for any project--whether creating a family tree, hand-writing invitations and announcements, or making labels for homemade foods--are fully explained and illustrated. From studying examples, such as ancient manuscripts and carved lettering, to developing your own style of calligraphy, this book provides everything you need to begin. And when you feel ready, there are plenty of ideas to lead you on to more advanced projects. Lavishly illustrated with color photos and artwork, "Calligraphy" is an outstanding hands-on introduction to a timeless art. Margaret Daubney is a professional calligrapher and calligraphy teacher.