13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on 2 December 2002
This book is an absolute MUST for any serious pursueor of beautiful writing. It contains everything you will ever need to know to make a beautiful document or book or scroll. Every golden rule one needs to know is included...from gilding to page layout. This book is the ultimate Reference Book on how to letter, layout and illuminate. If you can only afford to buy ONE book, this is the one to choose!
15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on 11 October 2001
This is the man who rediscovered the broad nib pen and techniques for its use. This is the man who taught Eric Gill (of Gill Sans fame). This is the book that is in the bibliography of every well respected book on lettering. This is the book every professional letterer should have on their book-shelf.
This is the bible of lettering. Buy two copies, as your first will wear out, you just keep on referring to it.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 20 April 2009
Great book by Edward Johnston, considered to be the father of modern calligraphy, I loved it.
There's lots of information in this book for those who wish to move on from basic calligraphy to intermediate or more advanced stuff. However, this book may prove a little daunting for a beginner. But I would nevertheless recommend it to anyone who is serious about calligraphy.