By Sheila Waters.
Hardcover: concealed spiral binding.
Now in its third printing- 2014.
A calligraphy instructional manual by a master scribe who is also a master teacher. Sheila Waters has taught a generation of calligraphers through summer classes and weekend workshops. In the 110 pages of exemplar alphabets, instruction, and hints, she shares with you the knowledge she has gathered over her decades of study and practice. She provides insightful analysis of forms and constructions and helps you learn and work toward mastery of the alphabets. The presentation is honed by her vast experience teaching calligraphers how to advance their skills and art. Her long awaited manual presents instruction and analysis of a wide variety of hands, as well as, design for calligraphers. Chapters include Foundations, Capitols, Blackletter, Gothic Cursives, Uncial & Half Uncial, Carolingian, Italic and Italic Variations, Analysing Letterforms & Practicing Effectively and Design & Layout. Includes eight color pages of Sheila's inspiring work. .Foundational and Italic receive particular attention.
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224pp. 11.2" x 8.4" x 0.5"
This comprehensive history and instruction manual contains, in one volume, thirteen significant medieval scripts, with a history of the evolution of the alphabets, and fascinating background material on the scribes, their world, and how writing styles changed over a thousand years. Moreover, it is the only modern book that provides clearly described, brilliantly photographed, and accurately reproduced examples of both major and minor hands along with explicit directions for writing them.