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Step By Step Calligraphy Hardcover – 1995


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  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Ted Smart; First Edition edition (1995)
  • ASIN: B000IZBNGW
  • Product Dimensions: 26.4 x 26.4 x 1.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,848,383 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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64 of 65 people found the following review helpful By tony.curtis@ntlworld.com on 30 Mar. 2001
Format: Paperback
This is a superb book, suitable for the beginner and more experienced calligrapher alike. The author is a Fellow of the (UK) Society of Scribes & Illuminators, and a respected calligrapher and lettering artist whose work has appeared in several major calligraphy exhibitions, as well as in private collections. She is also an experienced teacher of the subject. The book opens with an introduction, followed by clear and detailed information on equipment and materials before getting to grips with important basics such as how to assemble, handle, and use a broad-edged pen. The book then gets into its stride with a methodical study of five major calligraphic hands. This begins with Roman capital letters, looking at high quality Roman Imperial capitals from the 2nd century AD (the Trajan inscription) and building up to pen capitals through the methodical study of the alphabet stripped to its most fundemental form - skeleton letters. The other hands (Foundational Hand, Italic, Uncials, and Versals) are examined in the same detailed manner. The book continues with excellent advice on layout, margins, spacing, weight, and the making of a finished piece. The second half of the book looks in detail at the making of fifteen different projects - from wine labels to a poster; a manuscript book to a calendar. Each has been carefully selected to cover a wide range of skills and disciplines and made by a leading calligrapher. The projects are clearly described and beautifully photographed. The great stength of this book lies in it focus on quality and serious study; on the idea that to gain the greatest satisfaction from the subject you should take the time to study it properly.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. Carla Mckay on 28 Feb. 2010
Format: Paperback
Excellent introduction to calligraphy telling you everything you need to know about getting started, how to form the letters, equipment needed etc as well as the history of calligraphy and plenty of ideas and projects as to how to incorporate calligraphy in artwork.
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This is a superb book with excellent exempla and some wonderful projects - something for the beginner and the expert calligrapher alike. The sections on how to execute scripts has genuinely helpful advice; the book is very attractively presented and inspirational. It was recommended to me by a calligraphy teacher - I can see why!
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By Mel B on 8 Jan. 2012
Format: Paperback
Beautifully descriptive book, well presented, and enticing to get stuck in and practice the script.
As yet I have not started practicing, but was amazed what value for money and written by talented author.
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52 of 52 people found the following review helpful
Good basics 9 Dec. 1999
By A. Cinque Hicks - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This primer is a nice introduction to some of the more basic calligraphy and lettering techniques. Hufton's emphasis is on good form, good practice techniques and understanding the underlying basics of letterforms, rather than just focusing on copying the strokes right. At the same time, the numerous illustrations and diagrams make it easy to move through. The illustrations of incorrect letters are especially helpful. The wide format of the book is nice as it stays open fairly easily (it would have been even better if it had been spiral bound.)
Her alphabets tend to be on the looser, more casual side, almost humorous. Many of them reminded me of lettering for signage. But taking cues from her helped me to make my own style a little less uptight.
The section on projects is good for showing the creative process, especially for showing that you don't have to get it perfect the first time.
Very beautiful book 4 Sept. 2009
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This book is awesome!

Very well explained steb-by-step projects, many good ideas.

Highly recommended!
Four Stars 31 Aug. 2014
By Jane Hughes - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Choice of stars says it all
Instructional. 9 Sept. 2014
By Susan Lowe - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Great book!
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o.k 14 Jan. 2002
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I got this book for Christmas and I thought it would be step by step but it isnt that much, I would definetly recomend it for someone older.
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