The Complete Calligrapher
This illustrated guide presents calligraphy as not merely the writing of beautiful letters, but a rich discipline that combines lettering and design to produce a complete work of art. Full discussion of variety of lettering styles, setting up and equipping a studio, production methods, preparing finished work for commercial printing, much more. 160 black-and-white illustrations. 8 color plates.
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