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The Calligrapher's Bible: 100 Complete Alphabets and How to Draw Them [Spiral-bound]

David Harris
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30 Sep 2003
This is an essential guide for all calligraphers - whether they are amateurs or professionals. The book contains over 100 different alphabets with detailed instructions on how to draw all the letters. Its wiro binding means that the book will lie flat and be easy to work from. There is also useful information about tools and materials, basic layouts and illumination and ornamentation. At [pound]14.99 it is extremely good value and it should be a must for the reference shelves of all calligraphers.


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  • Spiral-bound: 256 pages
  • Publisher: A & C Black Publishers Ltd (30 Sep 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0713665041
  • ISBN-13: 978-0713665048
  • Product Dimensions: 17 x 20.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (74 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 115,097 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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David Harris worked in both design studios and advertising agencies before going to Exeter College of Art where he teaches lettering and calligraphy. He has previously written two other books on calligraphy.

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210 of 211 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The perfect handbook at last 5 Dec 2003
Format:Spiral-bound
In the past I have bought several books on calligraphy - all much the same and full of stuff you don't want. At last a book that covers everything you do want in an easy to read format. David Harris gives instruction for 100 alphabets in one little book and has skimped on nothing. As well as this he has even managed sections on materials,layouts and illumination. It will certainly be my 'Bible' from now on.
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41 of 41 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best alphabet book in a long time! 6 Mar 2010
Format:Spiral-bound
A very well laid - out and written book, with a serious choice of alphabets for anyone. The letters explained cover most periods of history, and instructions on tools and materials, preparing to write and tips on illumination etc., make this a must have companion.
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38 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The hunt is over.....! 27 Mar 2010
Format:Spiral-bound
Simplicity, clarity, shows me what I've been doing wrong all these years and how to form letters properly.
Brilliant - you won't need any other book !
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 24 Oct 2011
By Mini
Format:Spiral-bound
This is a fantastic book. Small and compact, easy to carry around. Am facinated by the content. A fantastic guide to calligraphy, if you have this book you don't need any other
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THE HOLLY CALLIGRAPHER'S BIBLE! 3 April 2013
Format:Spiral-bound|Verified Purchase
My dear friends, this ''piece of art'' represents the excellence of calligraphy.
Having 100 alphabets and detailed instructions for drawing them, this book is by far
one of the best! It also includes a ''meeting with your tools!'' in which the writer: David Harris gives
instructions for newcalligraphers(!), in how to use your tools!
The Book concludes the Basic alphabets:
I) ROMAN
II) POST ROMAN
III) INSULAR
IV) GOTHIC
V) RENAISSANCE
VI) BAROQUE
VII) MODERN
+ Hands selector, Decorating with Gold, Glossary, Layout Basics and many more!!!

The book has approximately 256 pages!

If you are a fan of Calligraphy just buy it!!!

Thank you for reading this! Remember if my review was helpful, please rate it as a helpful one! I will also
be happy to reply to your comments!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect Writing. 17 Jan 2012
Format:Hardcover-spiral|Verified Purchase
Well, for anyone who wishes to learn Calligraphy or just
learn to write, this book has to be the perfect choice.!
It's full cover to cover with great illustrations and all
the Info you could ever need.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not for beginners. Perhaps as refresher 2 Jan 2014
By Sbo
Format:Spiral-bound
I bought this book after reading lots of enthusiastic reviews on this page, including by customers who seem to be new to calligraphy. Actually, it is more a catalogue of scripts (with the strokes' order) than a teach-yourself-book, let alone one that could be easily used by beginners:
**Even if a sign indicates the letters' height in front of most scripts (though not all), the proportions between height and width would have appeared in a much clearer way if the scripts had been written on a squared background or at least between two horizontal lines.

**The scripts in the book were obviously made using a computer. In my opinion, the letters' extreme regularity and their perfection makes them less instructive than hand-made models with tiny irregularities that would let some of the writing process and movement show.

** Examples of words or phrases would have helped visualise how to space and/or link the letters (which can sometimes have impressive flourishes)

Consequently, think other media exist nowadays that would be much more adequate than a very static book to teach calligraphic scripts to those who can't attend a course in person. This kind of book might then be welcome later in the training, as a refresher.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Calligraphers Bible (It is too) 24 Jun 2013
Format:Spiral-bound|Verified Purchase
Very good book with a wide range of calligraphy styles to work with. If you're new to calligraphy then you might find it difficult to choose which style to try first (there's that many). I would suggest sticking with one initially rather than trying several. That way you can perfect your skills and not become downhearted. It is good that the book is ring bound so you can open the pages out fully without wrecking your book. It is not a big book so don't be disappointed when it arrives (pages are A5 I think). Highly recommended purchase.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
good book
Published 16 days ago by Brion
5.0 out of 5 stars definitely recommend
Bought full set for my father birthday and he loves it. Brilliant hobbey for his spare time. This bible is brilliant.
Published 1 month ago by FAIRY MARY
5.0 out of 5 stars great detailed book
I have just started calligraphy and was looking for different types of font. This book covers a wide range. Providing easy to follow illustrations of each letter, to scale. Read more
Published 2 months ago by hb
5.0 out of 5 stars the Calligraphers Bible
A birthday present for my husband who is a keen calligrapher. He found the lay-out very good and clear, with a good variety of
alphabets to choose from and develop.
Published 2 months ago by Lorna Grainger
5.0 out of 5 stars Great little book!
Like other reviewers said, this is really a great book! Small and handy~ It is good for a beginner like me. :) I wish there are more exams of Gothic style and decoration examples. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Silver Fox
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing !
I have found it very helpful in learning the different styles of calligraphy, thus making some impressive bits of writing, poems and sayings etc.
Published 4 months ago by Tiggs
5.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant text book on the subject.
This book lived up to expectations. It is well produced with the contents clearly explained and with more than enough illustrations. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Leonard K
5.0 out of 5 stars Starting Out
I've just started using this book & I've never been had instruction in Calligraphy so this was very useful to show how the form each letter. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Hil53
4.0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive guide to the art
Contains a huge variety of hand styles with simple, clear instructions for how to achieve a similar look. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Liz Roberts
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book
I am totally impressed with this book. From a reference and learning point of view it couldn't be better. The ring bind action and solid pages makes it well worth the money. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Lesley
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