Learn World Calligraphy

Learn World Calligraphy

Discover African, Arabic, Chinese, Ethiopic, Greek, Hebrew, Indian, Japanese, Korean, Mongolian, Russian, Thai, Tibetan Calligraphy, and Beyond

Book - 2011
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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!
Publisher: New York : Watson-Guptill Publications, [2011]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ♭2011
ISBN: 9780823033461
Branch Call Number: 745.619 Sh486L 2011
Characteristics: 192 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 28 cm


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Jul 20, 2015

This is an interesting book despite the fact that sometimes the text sometimes tends to go in all directions on the pages. I think the reason for the text doing that is related to the fact not all languages go the same direction as the English language does. There is a word for this I believe is boustrophedon.

Feb 02, 2013

Excellent and inspirational. For a novice, it might not be sufficient but even beginners can try the altered versions of the various alphabets.


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