Spencerian Handwriting

Spencerian Handwriting Author Platt Rogers Spencer
ISBN-10 9781612435428
Year 2016-08-02
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher Ulysses Press
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THE FIRST ALL-IN-ONE EDITION OF P.R. SPENCER'S CLASSIC PENMANSHIP PRIMER INCLUDING STEP-BY-STEP LESSONS AND PAGES FOR PRACTICING Easy to understand yet challenging to perfect, the Spencerian system was the standard for all personal and business correspondence in the 1800s. While modern students are barely taught cursive, for more than a century schoolchildren were dutifully drilled in intricate penmanship using this original primer. Now you can follow the step-by-step instructions and practice on the included workbook pages to learn: • The seven Spencerian principles • Proper pen positioning • Finger and arm movement • Heights and widths of letters • Spacing between letters and words • Optional shading effects With Spencerian Handwriting, you can add a personal touch to all your handwritten letters and notes reminiscent of simpler, more elegant times.

Spencerian Copybook

Spencerian Copybook Author Platt R. Spencer
ISBN-10 0880620951
Year 1985-01-01
Pages
Language en
Publisher Mott Media (MI)
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This set contains the copybooks 1-5 only. These are used to practice cursive writing for second or third graders or to improve the handwriting of older students or adults. To be used with the Theory of Spencerian Penmanship.

George Bickham s Penmanship Made Easy Or The Young Clerk s Assistant

George Bickham s Penmanship Made Easy  Or  The Young Clerk s Assistant Author George Bickham
ISBN-10 0486297799
Year 1997-07
Pages 61
Language en
Publisher Courier Corporation
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Unabridged reprint of extremely rare 18th-century manual offers helpful hints on forming letters, holding the pen, arm and wrist positions, and posture. Includes rich sampling of alphabets, maxims, didactic verses, and other words of advice. Charmingly illustrated instruction manual for calligraphers, commercial artists,and devoteés of fine penmanship.

Spencerian Penmanship Set

Spencerian Penmanship Set Author P. R. Spencer
ISBN-10 088062096X
Year 1985-01-01
Pages
Language en
Publisher Mott Media
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Complete course in elementary school handwriting. Can also be used to improve the handwriting of older students or adults. Set includes the Theory book and the 5 copybooks.

Spencerian Copybook 1

Spencerian Copybook  1 Author P. R. Spencer
ISBN-10 0880620838
Year 1985-01-01
Pages 24
Language en
Publisher Mott Media
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This copybook introduces all the short letters. Only four strokes, or principles, as Spencer called them, are needed to product these letters.

Italic and Copperplate Calligraphy

Italic and Copperplate Calligraphy Author Eleanor Winters
ISBN-10 9780486477497
Year 2011
Pages 229
Language en
Publisher Courier Corporation
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This guide to the two most popular styles of calligraphy is filled with advice for those looking to advance to the next level. Well-illustrated, step-by-step instructions by an expert calligrapher explain every detail of mastering the italic and copperplate hands, from the basics to tips on texture, color, and commercial calligraphy.

The Universal Penman

The Universal Penman Author George Bickham
ISBN-10 9780486206165
Year 1941
Pages 212
Language en
Publisher Courier Corporation
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"An essential part of any art library, and a book of permanent value not affected by seasonal styles." — American Artist. Here is Bickham's famous treasury of English roundhand calligraphy from 1740. Includes 125 pictorial scenes, over 200 script pictures, 19 complete animals, 275 lettered specimens, more than 100 panels, frames, cartouches, and other effects, and more.

Improve Your Handwriting Teach Yourself

Improve Your Handwriting  Teach Yourself Author Rosemary Sassoon
ISBN-10 9781444131109
Year 2010-06-25
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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Improve Your Handwriting is the only title to be written specifically for adults who are experiencing problems with their writing. Co-authored by a world-renowned expert on handwriting and a professional calligrapher, it uses self-diagnosis tests to help you identify your problem, before encouraging you to experiment and choose the style that suits you best. Covering everything from holding a pen, to the difficulties that left-handers face, and the problems that may be caused by medical conditions, you will be come away from the book armed with the ability to write with ease and confidence. NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the authors' many years of experience. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of improving your handwriting. FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBER Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. TRY THIS Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

Wedding Calligraphy

Wedding Calligraphy Author Laura Hooper
ISBN-10 9781631581304
Year 2017-05-30
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
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Add a Personal Touch to Your Special Day Calligraphy is a visual art form that gives handwriting and lettering an ornate and elegant twist. In a day and age when technology and rigid type have run rampant, calligraphy has become an exceedingly popular way to add character, personality, and individuality to even the most formal of affairs. Whether it’s done on stationery, chalkboards, signs, or whatever medium you prefer, this decorative practice is sure to spruce up any celebration. It’s also perfect for invitations and thank-you notes! Although primarily intended for weddings, the lessons learned from this book can be applied to nearly any type of exquisite gathering—proms, bachelorette parties, work functions, barbecues, engagements, showers, receptions, and much more! In addition to the beautiful color photographs that dress the pages throughout, the book features step-by-step DIY project tutorials, sample alphabets and exemplars, tips and techniques for the art of pointed pen, and an introduction to art of calligraphy as it relates to wedding celebrations. Wedding Calligraphy is the go-to guide for aspiring calligraphers and avid professionals alike. Whether you’re interested in making calligraphy and/or lettering a career for yourself, saving some money on your special day, or simply looking to find a new and relaxing hobby, this book is the perfect match.

The Italic Way to Beautiful Handwriting

The Italic Way to Beautiful Handwriting Author Fred Eager
ISBN-10 1626540381
Year 2015-03-09
Pages 130
Language en
Publisher Girard & Stewart
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A Teach-Yourself Guide to Italic Handwriting "The Italic Way to Beautiful Handwriting" is your key to mastering the Italic hand in just minutes a day. Originally developed in the early Renaissance as a "speedwriting" technique by Papal scribes who wanted to combine beauty and legibility with speed, Italic handwriting continues to appear today on diplomas, wedding invitations, and other special announcements. Now through modern teaching methods developed by Fred Eager, this handwriting can be yours. The foundation of the Eager system is a dual approach: you learn calligraphic and cursive simultaneously--one handsome, the other functional--to synthesize a perfect balance. Eager's techniques have been widely used throughout the United States and inspired the resurgence of Italic classes and clubs from coast to coast. In this step-by-step, trace-and-copy manual, renowned Italic instructor Fred Eager shows how to develop the ideal handwriting--legible and beautiful, yet characteristically your own.

The Missing Ink

The Missing Ink Author Philip Hensher
ISBN-10 9780865478947
Year 2012-11-27
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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When Philip Hensher realized that he didn't know what a close friend's handwriting looked like ("bold or crabbed, sloping or upright, italic or rounded, elegant or slapdash"), he felt that something essential was missing from their friendship. It dawned on him that having abandoned pen and paper for keyboards, we have lost one of the ways by which we come to recognize and know another person. People have written by hand for thousands of years— how, Hensher wondered, have they learned this skill, and what part has it played in their lives? The Missing Ink tells the story of this endangered art. Hensher introduces us to the nineteenth-century handwriting evangelists who traveled across America to convert the masses to the moral worth of copperplate script; he examines the role handwriting plays in the novels of Charles Dickens; he investigates the claims made by the practitioners of graphology that penmanship can reveal personality. But this is also a celebration of the physical act of writing: the treasured fountain pens, chewable ballpoints, and personal embellishments that we stand to lose. Hensher pays tribute to the warmth and personality of the handwritten love note, postcards sent home, and daily diary entries. With the teaching of handwriting now required in only five states and many expert typists barely able to hold a pen, the future of handwriting is in jeopardy. Or is it? Hugely entertaining, witty, and thought-provoking, The Missing Ink will inspire readers to pick up a pen and write.

The Palmer Method of Business Writing

The Palmer Method of Business Writing Author Austin Palmer
ISBN-10 9781446549421
Year 2013-04-16
Pages 98
Language en
Publisher Read Books Ltd
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This early work is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. It comprises a series of self-teaching lessons in rapid, plain, unshaded, coarse-pen, muscular movement writing for use in all schools, public or private, where an easy and legible handwriting is the object sought. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Hand Lettering A to Z

Hand Lettering A to Z Author Abbey Sy
ISBN-10 9781631592829
Year 2017-04-15
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher
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Your hand lettering contains a little bit of you! It expresses what you have to say, and demonstrates your creativity in all your communications. In Hand Lettering A to Z, artist and author Abbey Sy has invited four international artists--Meg Hyland, Joao Neves, Tessa Go, and Lisa Lorek--to join her in designing all new alphabets for you to draw and use in many different languages. You don’t have to be a trained artist to master the art of hand lettering. These alphabets are for every skill level, and will suits any taste: colorful, or black and white, classic or just plain fun. It’s all about getting creative with the twenty-six letters and a little bit of you.