Author: Jim Bennett
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
You’ve always admired beautiful calligraphy, but you probably figured it was way too hard to master, right ? Calligraphy is actually much easier than you ever dreamed. All you need is the right guide and you’ll be up to speed in no time! Calligraphy For Dummies lets anyone discover the art and fun of lettering. With this hands-on guide, you’ll be able to develop your craft and test it out in no time. Starting with the italic alphabet, you’ll discover different types of strokes, how to angle your pen, and how to join letters. This easy-to-follow, step-by-step guide shows you: All the tools you need to practice the craft Where to get the proper ink and paper How to master several alphabets Different variations to change the look of letters How to mix and match your alphabets How to create a poster, sign, or certificate Ways to design and letter a quotation Common mistakes that can easily be avoided Calligraphy For Dummies also provides tips on how to put your calligraphy skills to good use, with ideas for making money, adding flair to wedding invitations, and more! It also includes ten fun alphabets and practice pages to hone in on your talent, as well as examples of poorly formed letters to keep you on track. With a little practice, you’ll be creating stunning letters and experiencing the joys of writing calligraphy!
Author: Betty Soldi
Modern calligraphy has taken social media by storm and inspired thousands of people to put pen to paper and get involved with ink. For years, handwriting has been in danger of becoming lost to keyboards and smartphones, with few of us picking up a pen to do much more than scrawl a shopping list or take hasty notes in meetings so, for professional calligrapher Betty Soldi, this increase in interest is welcome. In Inkspired, Betty encourages you to reconnect with handwriting and discover the calming, creative joy of calligraphy. The book contains guidelines and practice pages, and its calligraphy-friendly paper and unique lie-flat binding mean you can write straight into the book with ease. Once you have had a go at her own `Alphabetty' of calligraphic letters, you are encouraged to develop your own individual style, with a section of projects, from invitations to writing on crockery. Learn to embrace mistakes, play around with new ideas - Betty encourages practising not just with pen and paper, but writing on mirrors in lipstick or etching messages into a plant leaf - and express yourself with beautiful lettering and flourishes. Betty's mantra is `Practice makes progress', and with her infectious enthusiasm and invaluable guidance, even the most inexperienced of inkers will find their scribbles transformed.
Author: Peter Francis Kornicki
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
This monograph covers every major aspect of the book in traditional Japan: its place in Japanese history; books as material objects; manuscript cultures; printing; the Edo period book trade; authors and readers; and importation and exportation."
Author: Wendon Blake, Ferdinand Petrie
Publisher: Watson-Guptill Pubns
Explains the basic concepts of color mixing and harmonies and demonstrates techniques for producing lighting effects and using color in watercolor painting
Author: Martina Flor
Through easy-to-understand instructions and guidelines, plenty of inspirational examples, and hundreds of sketches and illustrations, Martina Flor shows how to transform initial lettering concepts and sketches into a well-shaped, exquisite piece of digital lettering that can be published and sold. Learn how to train your typographic eye by studying lettering samples and the anatomy of letters; explore concepts of hierarchy, composition and flourishes; and discover the many different ways of creating letter shapes. In addition, Flor explains the process of creating a lettering project step by step - from start to finish, from analogue to digital - and gives valuable tips about how to make a career as a lettering artist.
Author: Georges Jean
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
The history of the written word, from the cuneiform characters invented in 4000 BC, through the evolution of the alphabet around 2000 BC, to modern typographical techniques. A title from the NEW HORIZONS series of pocket-sized information books, with foldouts and double-page spreads.
Author: Byung-Chul Han
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
In his philosophical reflections on the art of lingering, acclaimed cultural theorist Byung-Chul Han argues that the value we attach today to the vita activa is producing a crisis in our sense of time. Our attachment to the vita activa creates an imperative to work which degrades the human being into a labouring animal, an animal laborans. At the same time, the hyperactivity which characterizes our daily routines robs human beings of the capacity to linger and the faculty of contemplation. It therefore becomes impossible to experience time as fulfilling. Drawing on a range of thinkers including Heidegger, Nietzsche and Arendt, Han argues that we can overcome this temporal crisis only by revitalizing the vita contemplativa and relearning the art of lingering. For what distinguishes humans from other animals is the capacity for reflection and contemplation, and when life regains this capacity, this art of lingering, it gains in time and space, in duration and vastness.
Author: Edgar Wallace
Publisher: House of Stratus
Lexington and Socrates Smith, authority on fingerprints and blood stains, are guests of Mandle. They observe a light flashing from the direction of Jethroe's house. COME THREE OAKS, it spells in Morse. A ghostly figure hurries across the lawn. Next morning, tied to an oak, is a body - a purple mark where the bullet struck.
Author: David Diringer
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Rich authoritative study of the book before Gutenberg. Nearly 200 photographic facsimiles of priceless documents. Comprehensive.
Author: H. McKennie Goodpasture
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
From conquistadores and explorers to Protestants, peasants and priests, eyewitnesses give narrative to the triumphs and tragedies of Latin America's religious development.
Author: Liz Kessler
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Philippa Fisher is trying to enjoy her vacation, but she’s feeling lonely. When she meets sad-eyed Robyn and her very strict dad, Philippa wonders what they could be hiding. Then fairy godsister Daisy sneaks by for a visit, but quickly flies off on a furtive mission. Philippa longs to know what's up with her friends, but friendships can be tricky when there are secrets — and unexpected danger — involved! From the author of the best-selling Emily Windsnap series comes a second Philippa Fisher tale, full of mystery, whimsy, and all the magic tween readers could wish for.
Author: Stephanie Diamond-Bayir
Speakout is a comprehensive English course that helps adult learners gain confidence in all skills areas using authentic materials from the BBC. With its wide range of support material, it meets the diverse needs of learners in a variety of teaching situations and helps bridge the gap between the classroom and the real world.