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Calligraphy: Tools and Techniques for the Contemporary Practitioner [Abridged, Audiobook, Box set, Illustrated, Large Print] [Hardcover]

Gaye Godfrey-Nicholls
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Book Description

21 Feb 2013

Calligraphy is a sophisticated and authoritative reference book that explores the art and craft of calligraphy. Traditional methods are examined alongside contemporary styles and adaptations to offer a unique and inspirational insight into calligraphy for today’s artisan.
Following an overview of materials and tools, the second section of the book examines each lettering ‘hand’ and provides examples of the style in traditional use. Next, step-by-step tutorials on lettering comprise numerals, punctuation and spacing.
Profiles on contemporary practitioners provide an insight into a range of working methods and on developing a distinctive style. A gallery of inspirational examples shows the hand in use in a range of contemporary design projects.
The third section provides case studies and tutorials on illumination, decoration and composition. Uniquely Calligraphy examines digital calligraphy and its efficacy as a design tool. A final resources section details the practicalities of selling calligraphy products in today’s market.

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  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Jacqui Small LLP (21 Feb 2013)
  • Language: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Danish, Hindi, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Welsh
  • ISBN-10: 1906417830
  • ISBN-13: 978-1906417833
  • Product Dimensions: 26.2 x 23.6 x 3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 445,368 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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‘A comprehensive introduction to this fascinating subject.’

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About the Author

GAYE GODFREY-NICHOLLS is a professional calligrapher with over 20 years of experience. She established her company, Inklings Calligraphy, in 1986, through which she provides unique hand lettering for a wide range of applications. She designs and produces original works both as unique one-offs and for reproduction. She also runs calligraphy classes for all ages.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Different and comprehensive 15 Jun 2013
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New and useful calligraphy books are not common and this one satisfied both requirements. It isn't too simplistic, carrying the usual 'how to' chapters - there's a 'how to' and 'how to alter' element to it which allows you to move on if you already have the basic knowledge of calligraphy which is something other books lack. There are also pages that well known calligraphers have contributed and this adds to the interest and information that the book supplies. It has been reviewed very positively by many calligraphers.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good book 11 April 2014
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Great book with loads of ideas. Well illustrated and has many exercises you can use to practise. Highly recommended book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars an inspiring book 3 April 2014
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A great book for anyone interested in calligraphy. Gives good instructions on how to use a variety of scripts and plenty of useful tips. It also shows some truly inspiring work from recognised calligraphers
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5.0 out of 5 stars Calligraphy 29 Dec 2013
This is an interesting and very informative book.
It is also very well designed with the exception of the captions with are difficult to read, too small, and faint.
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