My First Book of Chinese Calligraphy:Tuttle Publishing Guillaume Olive, Zihong He
Calligraphy can be a very personal pathway to expore a multiplicity of design concepts. This book invites us to look closely at details and textures, expanding our powers of observation and finding creative ideas in the world around us.
My name is Mimi, I´m eight years old, and I´m learning calligraphy! A fun and engaging way to learn, My First Book of Chinese Calligraphy is an excellent introduction to China and one of China´s most recognizable arts for young people. Join Mimi as she takes the first steps towards learning this magical art. Dive in, and explore: How Chinese words first began, thousands of years ago How to draw the 8 strokes; with them, you can write anything What radicals are…and how to unlock their secrets How to use the brush, the paper and ink to enjoy writing in Chinese The included interactive CD-ROM enables learners to play creative games to see, hear and try Chinese writing; listen to the pronunciation of the Chinese characters; observe calligraphers in action and print the characters to create practice pages.
Discover the timeless art of beautiful writing! This introduction to creating calligraphy combines beginner-friendly clarity with thorough guidance and gorgeous examples.Introduces nine major calligraphic styles, with detailed diagrams and tips for writing each letter.Sub-sections include histories of each alphabet, step-by-step tutorials for embellishing your calligraphy, and ways to showcase your elegant lettering.Full color photographs and illustrations throughout.
´´Calligraphy is about creating something uniquely beautiful, whether to celebrate a special occasion like marriage or to use every day in the form of stationery. Author Molly Suber Thorpe, an award-winning designer and calligrapher based in Los Angeles, works closely with her international clients to give them the distinctive products they´re looking for. Now you can learn from this experienced expert how to master this fresh modern lettering style. The first book to teach this bold new style breaks the calligraphy process down into simple steps so anyone can learn to create their own stunning wedding invitations, thank you cards, gift tags, and more. Starting with an overview of the supplies--from paper to ink to pens--you will learn how to form letters, words, and then phrases by following Molly´s clear step-by-step instructions, and by practicing with the provided templates. After mastering letter forms using a pointed pen and ink you can take it to the next level by learning how to use watercolor andgouache, or how to digitize your calligraphy. The twenty projects in the book provide lots of inspiration for making your own and are grouped into three sections: weddings, entertainment, and personal stationery. With loads of ideas, practice exercises, and helpful tips, soon you will be turning out gorgeous script calligraphy pieces like the ones featured in wedding magazines and popular websites like Pinterest!´´--
The copperplate style of calligraphy, characterized by thick downward strokes and hairline-thin upward strokes, is one of the most beautiful forms of this most beautiful art.This remarkably simple, straightforward, and easy-to-follow guide to copperplate lettering takes you step by step through the entire process: the nine basic strokes, how to assemble the strokes into lowercase and uppercase letters, how to join letters into words, and how to form numerals and punctuation. Bracketing the instructional chapters is information on materials and proper preparation as well as further suggestions. Sixty-four illustrations accompany the text and practical exercises are provided at each stage. The volume also contains guide sheets, in three different sizes, for use underneath your own translucent paper.The authors have taught copperplate calligraphy in many adult education courses. These years of invaluable experience are clearly evident in this book, making it the logical choice for anyone interested in this calligraphic style. There is no finer instruction for mastering the elegance of this popular form of calligraphy.Original Dover (1980) publication.
Calligraphy Workbook for Beginners:Stackpole Books Maureen Peters
Learn Calligraphy:The Complete Book of Lettering and Design Watson-Guptill Margaret Shepherd