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 First Book of Chinese Calligraphy:Tuttle Publishing Guillaume Olive, Zihong He
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.
The Complete Book of Calligraphy & Lettering:A comprehensive guide to more than 100 traditional calligraphy and hand-lettering techniques Cari Ferraro, Eugene Metcalf, Arthur Newhall
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.
´´The law of harmony in flourishing is the same as in love. As long as everything goes along smoothly, harmony prevails. But as soon as some rival crosses the pathway, especially in a diagonal way, there is likely to be trouble in camp. Therefore see that the lines run nearly parallel or cross nearly at right angles.´´With the charm of words like these, this pleasantly old-fashioned manual inculcates a fine art that has been virtually lost: the art of ornate pictorial calligraphy, or ´´flourishing.´´A good pen, this book, and practice are all you need to create your own magnificent swirls, delicately shaded curves, harmoniously crisscrossing lines, from which birds, rabbits, deer, ribbons, and other images gracefully emerge. Complete instructions lead you from proper positioning and basic exercises to finished flourishes of increasing complexity.Frequent helpful hints encourage calligraphers to cultivate grace, harmony, and symmetry by means of diligence, patience, and perseverance. The approach is quaintly traditional, the results delightful. Over 150 lovely examples of flourishes form in themselves a wonderful collection of ornate pictorial calligraphy.With this unique manual and ample practice, you will help keep alive a glorious decorative art. As this book belongs to the Dover Pictorial Archive series, its permission-free illustrations may also be applied to a multitude of graphic arts and design purposes.
Calligraphy Workbook for Beginners:Stackpole Books Maureen Peters
Learn Calligraphy:The Complete Book of Lettering and Design Watson-Guptill Margaret Shepherd