Beginner's Guide Calligraphy and Illumination


Learn the Art of Beautiful Writing

by Cari Ferraro

Discover the art of beautiful writing as Cari Ferraro invites you into her artistic world and teaches you the timeless arts of calligraphy and illumination. In this book, Cari introduces you to this thriving art form by giving you a firm grounding in traditional styles of broad pen calligraphy, which will serve as a springboard for your own exploration of letter forms and expressive writing. She defines several historical alphabet styles that are made with the broad pen—from the stately blackletter hand to the graceful italic style. And she provides the sequence and direction of each letter stroke, as well as helpful notes and the suggested nib type for each hand. Guiding you stroke by stroke through a variety of calligraphic hands, from the stately blackletter to the elegant italic, this book also provides step-by-step instruction on the centuries-old art of illumination. Inside, you’ll find all the information you need to embark on an exciting exploration of this elegant art form! (32-page paperback, 10.25" x 13.75")

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