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Instructional Manuals

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B4087. Speedball Textbook 24th Edition / Vangalis Hasson
B039. The Speedball Textbook edited by Angie Vangalis and Randall Hasson. 24th ed. 2015. 120pp. 8-7/8"x 5.5". Paper, wire-bound

This new edition will ship early in December. Free media mail shipping on pre-publication orders (USA only) for this book. (Note: if you include other items in your order, regular shipping costs will be applied for those additonal items.)

A worthy manual with exemplars and examples by nearly 70 leading calligraphers. This new edition features a lay-flat spiral binding, more pages of instruction and alphabets (medieval to modern), and inspiring examples of calligraphy in use. For beginner through advanced. The Speedball Textbook was first published in 1915.

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B4077. Learn to Draw Calligraphy Nature / Fox
B4077. Learn to Draw Calligraphy Nature by Andrew Fox. 2016. 76pp. 6.25"x8.25". Hardcover

In his first book, Andrew Fox showed us how to make animals with just a few strokes of a calligraphy pen. Now he shares again, this time with a fun series of minimalistic nature drawings. From acorns, beetles, daffodils, and hedgehogs to snowflakes and clouds, the drawings are simple to create and easily recognizable (some more than others). For children of all ages; good for entry-level artists. Includes pad and calligraphy marker.

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B4076. The Complete Book of Chalk Lettering / McKeehan
B4076. The Complete Book of Chalk Lettering: Create and Develop Your Own Style by Valerie McKeehan. 2015. 176pp. 8"x10". Hardcover

In over 60 lessons, learn the ABCs of lettering (literally) and basic styles: serif, sans serif, and script. Next, how to lay out a design, combine various styles into one cohesive piece, and add shadows and dimension. Master more advanced letter styles, from faceted to ribbon to “vintage circus.” Use banners, borders, flourishes. And finally, 12 projects to show off your newfound skills: including a Winter Wonderland Snow Globe; a smartphone-themed birthday card to text friends and family; a one-of-a-kind party invitation to create, photograph, and mail; and a bake sale sign guaranteed to put everyone who sees it in the mood for a cupcake!

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B4054. Copperplate Calligraphy / Jackson
B4054. Copperplate Calligraphy by Dick Jackson. (1979) 2015. 96pp.

Long out of print, this guide to Copperplate Calligraphy is considered one of the best books devoted to Copperplate. Contains very detailed and rigid instructions. Covers the basic strokes of Copperplate followed by letter-by-letter instruction (numbers too!). Guide sheet are provided. A historical introduction traces the growth of copperplate from its roots in the French ronde of the seventeenth century, to its adaptation by English clerks into their copybooks, and the development of the style known as round hand.

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B4031. Color in Calligraphy / Ullian
B4031. Color in Calligraphy by Jeanne Ullian. 1992. 20pp. 8.5"x11".

An excellent and thorough introduction to using gouache in your pen. Includes tips on which brands are best, which colors to start with, how to load your pen, how to get the gouache to flow, and ways to reconstitute dried gouache. You learn about color permanence, color mixing, color theory, and the components of gouache. Black-and-white only, no color illustrations. Recommended by Sheila Waters.

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B3974. Calligraphy: A Complete Guide / Chazal
B3974. Calligraphy: A Complete Guide by Julien Chazal. 2013. 224pp. 8.5"x11". Paper

This lavishly illustrated guide is suitable for beginners, but also has much to offer for more skilled scribes. The book’s 40 alphabets include historical models as well as more contemporary ones.
"It is fabulous - excellent lettering, instruction, examples, and gallery - a real find." Carol DuBosch

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B3448. Art of Calligraphy & Lettering by Ferraro et al
The Art of Calligraphy & Lettering: Master techniques for traditional and contemporary handwritten styles by Cari Ferraro, Arthur Newhall, Eugene Metcalf, John Stevens. 2011. 144pp. 9 "x12 ". Paper

Provides a broad scope of instruction, starting with basic calligraphic alphabets and moving to contemporary calligraphic characters. Creative step-by-step demonstrations introduce readers to illumination and word painting, while inspirational projects teach beginners how to incorporate their new skills into a variety of crafts.
Cari Ferraro has provided 13 alphabet exemplars (with guidelines) for beginners. For the intermediate and advanced scribe, John Stevens contributes many innovative alphabet styles.

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B3401. World Encyclopedia of Calligraphy / Calderhead
The World Encyclopedia of Calligraphy: The Ultimate Compendium on the Art of Fine Writing - History, Craft, Technique, compiled and edited by Christopher Calderhead and Holly Cohen. 2011. 320pp. 10"x10". Hardcover $35.00

Discover the sophisticated beauty of calligraphy from around the world with this comprehensive, one-of-a-kind resource. Using visual examples accompanied by expert commentary, The World Encyclopedia of Calligraphy features 55 living scripts, including: Carolingian (Roman), Japanese Hiragana (Japanese), Thuluth (Arabic), Ü-Chen (Tibetan), and Yerushalmi (Hebrew). Each script includes an overview of its origins, traditions, and unique characteristics, while an expanded description includes the kind of writing system used, the direction and sequence of the lines of continuous text, distinctions between majuscule and minuscule, and the principal writing tool. Both a step-by-step guide and sumptuous visual tour, this groundbreaking collection will teach and inspire you.

"[The World Encyclopedia of Calligraphy] is phenomenal!" June T., South Africa 11-7-2012

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B3360. Calligraphy in 24 Hours / Kespersaks
Calligraphy in 24 Hours by Veiko Kespersaks. 2011. 176pp. 7.5"x9.75". Paper.

Presents a carefully structured series of 24 one-hour lessons (most to be followed by additional practice before moving to the next lesson). The exercises teach letterforms, develop consistency & speed, and present projects: greeting cards, invitations, wall hangings, place settings, and more. The author is from Finland and currently works in London.

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B3137. Celebration Calligraphy / Booth
Celebration Calligraphy: Complete Instructions and Models for Special-Occasion Alphabets, Borders, and Motifs by Ruth Booth. 2008. 128pp. 8.75x8.75. Paper $21.95. SALE

This is an all-in-one manual on cards and invitations for calligraphers. You get 12 alphabets, including contemporary hands that draw on historical models but have a modern look, as well as Italic, Blackletter and Copperplate. A full model alphabet with ductus is provided for each. Ruth matches the alphabets to the appropriate celebrations - formal and informal. You get a myriad of ideas and examples for layouts, borders, and elements for each celebration: birthdays, weddings, baby announcements, graduations. There is a section of core card-making techniques and a gallery of cards. Hundreds of color illustrations. Recommended.

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