« Knitter’s Pride Basix Circular 32-inch (80cm) Knitting Needles; Size US 50 (25.0mm) 400226 White Mountain Puzzles Tapestry Cat – 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle » 3 thoughts on “The Calligrapher’s Bible: 100 Complete Alphabets and How to Draw Them” 152 of 153 people found the following review helpful Marvellous handbook!, May 8, 2006 By Merilahti Kristiina (Finland) – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: The Calligrapher’s Bible: 100 Complete Alphabets and How to Draw Them (Hardcover-spiral) I have dabbled with calligraphy and have several books myself, most of them are big and have beautiful pictures and present the same styles; Roman, Uncial, Italic and Gothic styles with some variations. I ordered this book because of the raving reviews and its low price and was greatly, pleasantly surprised! Firstly: the book isn’t big in size, it’s actually about the size of a normal novel but had 256 pages. Secondly: it is spiral-bound which means it will stay flat and the spirals are inside the cover, safe from damage. And as the book doesn’t take up much room on the table it’s ideal to have around when you’re working. Calligraphy equipment takes a lot of space. And thirdly: yes, there really are lots and lots of styles! I found beautiful, tempting styles with romantic names such as Luxeuil, Cancelleresca and Beneventan. There are two pages for every style, the alphabet is presented on the left page and basic structure on the right one. And many styles seem to include also such rare latters as German double-s, Swedish o (a with a little square on top) and Icelandic o with / over it. I think this book works best for those who have already done some calligraphy, because it isn’t as detailed when it comes to layout and other technical points as some of the books I have, the ones that have big pages and big pictures. But this is a very good book indeed for anyone interested – and look at the price! It’s ridiculously low!! 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply 169 of 172 people found the following review helpful Beautiful is Right!, January 2, 2005 By Dew – This review is from: The Calligrapher’s Bible: 100 Complete Alphabets and How to Draw Them (Hardcover-spiral) This book was a Christmas present to me from my daughter, and it is my favorite book on the subject of Calligraphy. It is spiral bound (Yes, the book lays flat!), which is great and it should be a must, with this type of book. Its range is from classic Roman to elegant contemporary styles with some history. I found it to be suitable for beginner or expert. Subject that are included are: Tools and materials Layout basics Numerals and punctuation Illumination and ornamentation Tips for left-handed calligraphers 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply 115 of 117 people found the following review helpful Great book for anyone interested in calligraphy, October 7, 2004 By Samia (Chicago, IL United States) – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: The Calligrapher’s Bible: 100 Complete Alphabets and How to Draw Them (Hardcover-spiral) The Calligrapher’s Bible is a must have book for anyone interested in calligraphy. I have been writing in only one style of calligraphy for years. So, I was excited to find this book of 100 complete alphabets of calligraphy. Now, I am learning all types of calligraphy from simple to elegant. The complete alphabet is provided for each style of calligraphy. There are also several examples of how to write letters for each alphabet. It is easy to follow and duplicate the alphabets from the book. The book also describes how to get started and provides some history of calligraphy. I would recommend this book to anyone who is learning calligraphy for the first time or the expert who wants to learn new alphabets. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply Leave a comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.