Developed by English handwriting masters in the 18th century, copperplate calligraphy is admired for its fluidity and beauty. It is the most popular style for social correspondence, invitations, and other communications requiring an elegant hand.
In this practical manual, a noted calligraphy teacher offers a comprehensive, step-by-step guide for the student. Beginning with a brief but fascinating history of copperplate, she moves quickly to an in-depth examination of the alphabet, numbers, and punctuation. Each letter is demonstrated stroke by stroke with a clear explanation.
Readers will also find detailed discussions of writing in color, using the proper paper, and learning how to retouch, correct, and crop. Ms. Winters then shows how copperplate can be used to write a simple paragraph, a short quotation, or poetry, and explains how to use the script commercially for addressing envelopes and writing name cards and invitations. With this easy-to-follow manual and some practice, calligraphers will be able to create copperplate scripts with the rhythm, grace, and ease of the great writing masters.
Unabridged Dover (2000) republication of the edition published by Watson-Guptill, New York, 1989.
This is the best book available to assist in teaching my students Copperplate writing.Published 1 month ago by Evette Goldstein
Great book for calligraphy enthusiasts. It was a gift to an eleven year old and she is progressing steadily.Published 1 month ago by Tania Bausada
Great manual to learn... I have to learn the hard way since I'm left handed.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Beautiful book. Very complete on instructions. I am more than satisfied with my purchase. I would highly recommend this book to any one interested in learning calligraphy.Published 2 months ago by Kathryn E. Brigger
This book is fantastic for someone looking to learn copperplate, or improve their technique. I'd looked at a lot of online resources, so I had learned enough of the fundamentals... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Great book to learn from. Lots of small details covered that are helpful for anyone at any level.Published 3 months ago by Jennifer D Diaz