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Learning Calligraphy: A Book of Lettering, Design & History Plastic Comb – 1 Oct 1978

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Covers all the essentials that need to be known to gain proficiency in the age-old art of calligraphy, showing different lettering techniques for Roman, Celtic, Gothic, Bookhand, Italian, and Numerical lettering.

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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent guide for beginners. 18 Feb. 1999
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This book is for people who want to do it right-- if you're looking for shortcuts to writing calligraphy, you won't find it here. The author gives you all the rules, techniques, and points to remember for creating authentic calligraphy, and starts with the oldest forms (with their brief histories) onward. It's interesting to discover some of the evolutions and developments of the written letter; this book gives you an appreciation for them. The entire book is even written in longhand calligraphy, not machine-typed, with a lot of good examples and projects. Excellent guide.
32 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Entire book lettered in Calligraphy! Very impressive! 6 Sept. 1999
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I have been teaching Calligraphy for over 20 years. I've reviewed many books, and I like this one the best. I recommend this book for my students. I suggest they buy this book first, then check out the others by this author, they're all outstanding!
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the famous modern calligraphers 9 Mar. 2014
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My calligraphy teacher recommended this and I haven't been disappointed. Margaret Shepherd is apparently one of the great calligraphers. The book is a pleasure to study and to use. Highly recommended.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Calligaraphy 9 Feb. 2011
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I didn't realize it was not an actual book but a booklet with that spirally thing as a spine which I didn't like.
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