' This is a great starting point' Good Book Guide (October 2008) "For clarity, attention to detail and not being diverted from the avowed purpose of the book, you'd have to give this 12 out of 10." ArtBookReview.net (31/10/08) 'This comprehensive guide to calligraphy techniques from A&C Black is packed with over 250 photographs, detailed guides for producing the essential calligraphy shapes and strokes for each letter' Simply cords mag
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Here's the only calligraphy book on the market that walks you through 14 key alphabets, letter-by-letter and stroke-by-stroke.
This in-depth introduction for beginners presents core alphabets in styles to suit every occasion.
Each letter is analyzed in detail, enabling beginners to master the form. Includes step-by-step photo sequences showing the strokes of each letter, handwriting rhythm exercises, and hints and tips on spacing.
Advises on adding color and sparkle to text with quick-to-learn and fun-to-do illumination techniques. Mary Noble
spreads her enthusiasm for calligraphy by teaching, writing, and exhibiting her work. She is a Fellow of the U.K.-based Society of Scribes and Illuminators, and the Calligraphy & Lettering Arts Society, of which she is a former chairperson. She is a co-author of The Encyclopedia of Calligraphy and Illuminated Letters
and The Beginner's Guide to Calligraphy. Janet Mehigan
studied with the Society of Scribes and Illuminators and is an Honored Fellow. A freelance calligrapher, she also teaches calligraphy and painting in Adult Education courses. She is a co-author of The Encyclopedia of Calligraphy.