Learn World Calligraphy

Discover African, Arabic, Chinese, Ethiopic, Greek, Hebrew, Indian, Japanese, Korean, Mongolian, Russian, Thai, Tibeta

By Margaret Shepherd
(Watson-Guptill Publications, Paperback, 9780823033461, 192pp.)

Publication Date: August 23, 2011

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Description
"Learn World Calligraphy" has something for everyone. Whether you want scholarly insight, artistic inspiration, classroom projects, or a theme for your next party, this comprehensive, unparalleled full-color book will guide you on a virtual trip around the globe. Covering nearly all of the world's writing systems--from African to Arabic, Chinese to Greek, Hebrew to Russian, and beyond--"Learn World Calligraphy" offers a unique glimpse of scripts worldwide and the calligraphers who write them.
Lushly illustrated with gorgeous examples of both historical and modern calligraphic designs, this book is filled with practical instruction for how key aspects of each exotic script can be applied to the English alphabet, generating calligraphic hybrids with a distinctly foreign flair. Like a new cuisine that you can't wait to cook at home, the scripts you meet in this book are sure to infuse your own calligraphy with the flavor of abroad. Bon voyage.



About the Author
MARGARET SHEPHERD is the author of" The Art of Civilized Conversation, The Art of the Handwritten Note," and" Learn Calligraphy," all published by Broadway Books. Her work as a noted calligrapher garners an impressive roster of high-profile clients. She lives in Boston.
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