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.
For years I've played around with Copperplate, but not until I began using this book as my guide did my amateur attempts begin to resemble anything noteworthy. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Caronia
Pretty well organized. I wished for more practical application and less description of "the wrong way" without adequate information on how to correct the errors. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amy E. Mezoff
The book is specific and exactly what I hoped for. The details about letter formation are excellent.Published 1 month ago by martha alger
Well-organized, quality book. Growing up I spent a great deal of time with my great-grandmother who lived to 102. Read morePublished 3 months ago by T.C.