Written Letters / Svaren

Item Code: B4302
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B4302. Written Letters By Jacqueline Svaren. (1975, 1986) 2021. 76pp. 11"x13". Spiral-bound hardcover.

Please note: the introductory price of $40.00 in our printed catalog has ended.

Written Letters presents over 20 hands with exemplar alphabets, ductus, and extensive notes on the construction of each letter, generally for both minuscules and majuscules. On the opposite page for each hand, a calligraphic composition is presented and Ms. Svaren charmingly shares her thoughts on the hand. The entire text is calligraphic, written out by the author in Italic. This new printing pulls the best from all the earlier editions.

Click here to read an interview with Jacqueline Svaren about the creation of Written Letters.

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Written Letters
Apr 21, 2022  |  By Phawnda Moore
One of the best books for every level of calligraphy.

Written Letters by Jaki Svaren
Apr 21, 2022  |  By Karen Mackay
One of my favourites!

Written Letters
Apr 23, 2022  |  By Meg Hamilton
This is the best book for calligraphy.

Apr 23, 2022  |  By Cynthia Maris Dantzic
A wonderful book. I have used it in the classroom for years.

Written Letters
Apr 23, 2022  |  By Cherrie
This book is excellent.

Written Letters
Apr 23, 2022  |  By Karen Vosburg
One of the first books I purchased at the beginning of my lettering journey more than thirty years ago.

Great Book
Apr 23, 2022  |  By Leesette Turner
I love this book! It's great when you want to tweak a letter or look at a whole new script.

Written Letters new edition
Apr 23, 2022  |  By Nancy C
I love the addition of spiral binding. So much easier to handle compared to older versions, especially for high quality photocopies for use where having the book isn't practical.

Love this book
Apr 23, 2022  |  By Kari
I love this book for the handwritten instructions and details on all the letters of many, many broad-edge styles. It's one of the books I most frequently pull off the shelf.

Written Letters
Apr 25, 2022  |  By Tony Curtis
An important book to my early understanding of calligraphy in the 1980s.

Written Letters
Apr 25, 2022  |  By Carol DuBosch
A must-have for letter lovers

A Lettering Bible
Apr 27, 2022  |  By Tatiana DeFigueiredo Gebert
The first lettering Bible I ever had, and I still cherish it.