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.
Denser text than I was looking for, but beautiful and effective.Published 7 days ago by Laurie Henthorne
Mastering Copperplate Calligraphy: A Step-by-Step Manual (Lettering, Calligraphy, Typography)
Got two of these because I wanted to give one to a friend. Read more
My fault. There's plenty of explanation to become proficient in calligraphy. Too much for me initially as I wanted to just get to it. Read morePublished 24 days ago by Don Lyon
I think I'll need more than a year to practice everything in this book. Loved it!Published 29 days ago by Catarine Tempest
Wonderful book with so much instructions that are easy to follow, great for beginners.Published 4 months ago by shoe princess