From the Back Cover 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. Read more
- Series: Lettering, Calligraphy, Typography
- Paperback: 192 pages
- Publisher: Dover Publications; Lettering, Calligraphy, Typography edition (May 8, 2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1
- ISBN-13: 11
- Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 0.6 x 11 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
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