Lettering: For Students and Craftspeople

Lettering: For Students and Craftspeople

By: Graily Hewitt

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Both a history and a how-to book, this landmark work by a great British calligrapher is required reading for every serious student of the art. Graily Hewitt introduces the general principles and the importance of the pen in the history of writing, tracing the development of minuscules and majuscules and other lettering styles. He then devotes a major portion of the book to Roman capitals, arrangement, legibility, and materials, including pens and inks, paper and parchment, pigments, gilding, and other methods. Full, detailed chapters on numerals, the double stroke, the theory of letters, and other topics round out the text.
More than 400 illustrations offer instructional guidance on correct form, spacing, proportion, serifs, paragraph initials, raised letters, and much more. Complete letter-by-letter sequences show how to write the alphabet in formal minuscule and Roman capitals. In addition, samples of great calligraphy from Greek and Roman sources, The Book of Kells, medieval Italian manuscripts, and the author's own work document the glorious results achieved by master calligraphers of the past.

Reprint of Lettering: For Students and Craftsmen, Seeley, Service & Co., Ltd., London, 1930.
AvailabilityUsually ships in 24 to 48 hours
ISBN 100486275183
ISBN 139780486275185
Author/EditorGraily Hewitt
Page Count352
Dimensions5 1/2 x 8 1/2

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