- Paperback: 192 pages
- Publisher: Dover Publications Inc. (28 Mar. 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0486409511
- ISBN-13: 978-0486409511
- Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 21 x 27.3 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 11,261 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Mastering Copperplate Calligraphy (Lettering, Calligraphy, Typography) Paperback – 28 Mar 2003
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For anyone interested in learning this art, this book is an absolute must. It starts with a gradual introduction of the history and origins of Copperplate, giving readers and practitioners of the art a thorough grounding before setting pen to paper. Advice is given on all aspects of choosing and buying the correct equipment, without merely stating that it is necessary - choices are explained in depth, to richen the experience and help guide the budding calligrapher.
The actual writing guides themselves are a wonder to follow, with simple, easy-to-follow tutorials and examples - readers should proceed at their own pace, and are recommended to find their own equilibrium and personal style. All the correct strokes, letter formations and structures are taught with an emphasis on practice, although much more time is spent on actually writing words and sentences in this beautiful script. Progressively more ornate examples and projects are provided to duplicate, and towards the end of the book, readers and practitioners will really feel that they are producing excellent pieces of calligraphy.
I cannot recommend this book enough to anyone interested in this amazing craft - Copperplate does require a reasonable level of study and a lot of practice, but with this book it is made much more fun and rewarding experience.
The book is very clear, as to what to do, my only problem is i cannot get the pen nibs described in you items I will need to purchase, I will look up this on the internet giving the information that is in your book,
This book would make an ideal present for any one who is interested in this craft, I would be happy to recommend this
book to my friends, and any one else who would be interested.
THANK YOU TO AMAZON
THANK YOU TO THE SELLER
Recommended if you want to do calligraphy in the copperplate hand, well worth it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A brilliant book I shall some relaxing hours learning from both books. (Spencerian Penmanship )Published 28 days ago by peter cross
A clear and easy-to-follow guide to copperplate. It is 'dated' (published in 1989) in the sense that there's no links to web video showing copperplate in action. Read morePublished 29 days ago by Mr. A. Cleaver
Really informative and comprehensive. Clearly and logically set out. Great book.Published 2 months ago by clair B
Good book, but serious stuff. Not an easy route to copperplate but a serious technical handbook.Published 2 months ago by jelly 1960
Great book - I HAVE DECIDED TO LEARN CALLIGRAPHY AND I THINK COPPERPLATE IS PROBABLY THE BEST PLACE TO START.Published 2 months ago by Cynthia Rabet
In my opinion this is a very outdated book.
The paper is miserable, the book layout also and too much talk and very few step by step visual information. Read more
Very detailed text on how to develop beautiful writing. The author shows how to form the script as well as highlighting common errors.Published 6 months ago by Spruce