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In an effort to reduce duplication, this page displays only a selection of the products we offer in this category. Please click on a subcategory in the list on the left to view a complete list of the products we offer in that specific subcategory.

DVD60. Western Calligraphy Goes East DVD / Brown
DVD60. Western Calligraphy Goes East by Denis Brown. $24.99 including shipping in the USA.

In a series of half-hour segments, Denis Brown documents the production of large-scale works created while working in a studio in China: a 17-foot-long artwork with Chinese and Western calligraphy and eight floor-to-ceiling installation pieces featuring his custom glass techniques. These latter works feature enlarged floral imagery behind layers of writing engraved on glass and clear acrylic sheets, making rich textural compositions. Techniques shown include various styles of Western and Chinese calligraphy, painting, glass engraving, and several kinds of experimental gilding. Denis Brown narrates the episodes, explaining his processes. He also shares what it was like working alone without Chinese language skills in a poor suburb of Beijing, relating some of the difficulties and problems he encountered. A short epilogue finishes the story. There are also 55 minutes of extra features for a total running time of over 5 hours.
The regular version is only for computer play (Mac or PC) and is not compatible with TV and standard DVD players. . No subtitles.
Computer version: minimum screen resolution required is 1024 x 768 pixels, (HD video can be scaled down for screens smaller than 1920 x 1080 pixels).



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B2769. Foundations of Calligraphy / Waters
By Sheila Waters. 2006. 126pp. 9"x11.25". Concealed spiral binding. Now in its third printing. Hardcover.

Free Media Mail Shipping (USA only). Media Mail takes 2 to 3 weeks depending upon location.

In the 110 pages of exemplar alphabets, instruction, and hints, Sheila 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. Sheila Waters is not only a master scribe, but a master teacher. She has made both her life's work.

Chapters include: Basics & Beyond, Analysis & Practice, Design & Layout, Conception to Completion, and Applying Design Principles. Foundational, Blackletter, Gothic Cursives, Uncial & Half Uncial, Carolingian, Italic, and Italic Variations are covered, with thorough instruction for each. Foundational and Italic receive particular attention.

Free Media Mail Shipping to USA addresses. If you need the book sooner, there will be a $3 rush ship charge added to your order. Media Mail generally takes upwards of 2 weeks or more to be delivered.

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Read more about Sheila and her work, courtesy of The Gettysburg Companion.

Customers outside the USA

For AIRMAIL and SURFACE shipping to CANADA see see B2769-CANADA

For AIRMAIL with insurance shipping to other countries see <B2769-AIRMAIL

For shipping via SURFACE mail to other countries see B2769-SURFACE



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DVD23. Off Hand Flourishing DVD
Off-Hand DVD: Flourishing Techniques for Ornamental
Penmanship by Michael Sull. 106 Minutes. Color.

Covers basic tools and materials: pen points, oblique
holders, papers. Continues with preparing and using colored
and gold inks including mixing a sepia ink from vermilion
sumi & Higgins Eternal, using Dr.Martin’s Bleedproof White & Schmincke metallic gouaches. Begins with the primary flourishing strokes. Presents the basic steps for cartouches, scrolls, border designs, quills, birds, title flourishing, accent flourishes, and creative patterns. Finishes with a selection of over 50 different historical designs by a range of master penmen. It’s the closest thing to having Michael in the
room teaching you!

All our DVDs are made to run on USA and Canada machines. If you live outside North America, you should check with the manual for your machine to see if it can play NTSC format DVD’s. If your DVD player can’t play our DVD’s, your computer may be able to.



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B3896. Simply Paper Cutting / Bondoc
Simply Paper Cutting: Hand-Cut Paper Projects for Home Decor, Stationery & Gifts by Anna Bondoc. 2012. 144pp. 8.5"x11". Paper

This unique approach to paper cutting features bold graphic motifs drawing on Japanese, Scandinavian, and Arts & Crafts designs. Through projects and step-by-step instructions, papers are layered and re-cut to create richly textured paper creations - works of art and craft that appeal to the eye and your sense of touch. Anna demonstrates how a single motif can be arranged in multiple ways and then shows you how to apply the various techniques to note cards, journals, and gift boxes. The book includes stencils for each project, along with suggestions for alternative sizes/applications. Tools and materials are simple: craft knife, glue, and a cutting mat.



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B3891. How To Write Copperplate / Ebrahimi
How to Write Copperplate by Hamid Reza Ebrahimi. 2010. 40pp English, 28pp Persian (Farsi). 8.5"x11". Paper

A good, thorough, and beautiful introduction to Copperplate script with letter-by-letter instruction and guide sheets. Use the book with Hamid’s online videos for comprehensive instruction. The English text, written in the author’s elegant script, is printed in dark brown on cream colored pages. 8 full-color illustrations. Hamid has taught the script since 1997.

This book may arrive with bumped corners.



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B2765. Books With Girth/Moote, Cherryl
Books With Girth
By Cherryl Moote. 2005. 220pp. 8-1/2" x 11". Paper.

This instruction manual covers books that have thick spines. Included are sewn books like Coptic, longstitch and Secret Belgian Binding and many unsewn books like piano hinge, interlocking signatures, and the Spectabular book. The instructions are detailed and accompanied by clear diagrams, suggestions for variations and photos of the projects. The fifth in her bestselling series of instructional
manuals.



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DVD14. Gilding for Calligraphers DVD
Gilding for Calligraphers.
By Sally Mae Joseph (Sally Teague), one of the scribes working on the St. John's Bible.

Selecting and preparing vellum, slaking plaster and making gesso, gilding using loose leaf gold, preparing gum ammoniac and gilding with transfer gold, painting with shell gold and color. 130 minutes.

All our DVD’s are made to run on USA and Canada machines. If you live outside North America, you should check with the manual for your machine to see if it can play NTSC format DVD’s. If your DVD player can’t play our DVD’s, your computer may be able to.



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DVD16. Modern Gilding for Calligraphers DVD
Modern Gilding for Calligraphers.
By Sally Mae Joseph (Sally Teague), one of the scribes working on the St. John's Bible.

Curing and cutting quills; using quills and metal pens on paper and vellum; writing with gesso; using brushes on fabric; combining traditional and modern sizes; and laying looseleaf, transfer, shell gold, & platinum on vellum, paper & fabric. 70 minutes.

All our DVD’s are made to run on USA and Canada machines. If you live outside North America, you should check with the manual for your machine to see if it can play NTSC format DVD’s. If your DVD player can’t play our DVD’s, your computer may be able to.



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B2132. Calligraphy/Mediavilla
Calligraphy
By Claude Mediavilla. 1996. 336 pp. 10" x 13". Hardcover.

An encyclopedic treatment of calligraphy: tools and materials, the history of writing & script, the historical hands (Roman caps, rustic, Roman cursive, uncial, Carolingian, gothic scripts, Renaissance writing styles - including 22 model alphabets with ductus), the writing masters, the
20th century calligraphic revival and calligraphy & abstract painting. 490 illustrations, 200 in color. Full of color illustrations from historical sources and from contemporary scribes. It is also full of Mediavilla’s work which is seldom seen in the USA. Worth the price.



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B2783. Calligraphic Line/Burgert
The Calligraphic Line: Thoughts on the Art of Writing
By Hans-Joachim Burgert. 2nd edition. Translated by Brody Neuenschwander. (1989) 2002. Approx 177pp. 8.5"x11". Paper Spiral. Available Now.



Presents his perspective on the role of form and function in calligraphy and writing, the history of the graphic form (symbol/writing/calligraphy), the need and development of cursive writing and alphabets. The second section presents Burgert’s thoughts, the place of calligraphy in the Western world after the invention of printing from type and its relationship to type. Note that this is a photocopy production. The quality of the illustrations vary, but all are photocopies.



If pg.60 of your copy if blank, see a pdf of the illustrations.



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