Calligraphy school

Gaynor Goffe

Book - 1994

From hand-addressed wedding invitations to impressively lettered diplomas to beautifully scripted wall-hangings, the classic art of calligraphy takes many forms and provides much pleasure in today's mechanized world. This volume takes readers one step at a time toward the mastery of fine writing. 350 photos and illustrations.

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Pleasantville, N.Y. : Readers Digest Association ©1994.
Main Author
Gaynor Goffe (author)
Other Authors
Anna Ravenscroft (author)
Item Description
Includes index.
Physical Description
176 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
  • Laying the foundations
  • The basics of board-pen calligraphy
  • Mastering the letterforms
  • Color and image
  • Projects.
Review by Booklist Review

Fine penmanship may no longer be a required subject in school, but in other ways, it is experiencing a revival. Two English artists explore all the how-to's of calligraphy, from selecting appropriate materials to sewing a manuscript cover. Samples abound, as does, unfortunately, a rather crowded layout, making it difficult to follow their very clear instructions. Nonetheless, the progression from working simple letterforms to mastering cursive (or flowing) italic and versals (elaborately penned capital letters) is well thought out, enabling beginners to feel a sense of accomplishment at every step. ~--Barbara Jacobs

From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.