> HI Maggie,
> I need books that are more display-type than manuals. Although both wouldn't
> be bad, since our library has none.
Here are two books my students really enjoy looking at:
Calligraphy Alphabets Made Easy, Margaret Shepherd, Perigee Books 1986,
ISBN #0-399-51527-8. There are 365 different alphabets in here! Each
shows the type of nib to use, correct angle to hold the pen, and the
Calligraphic Styles, Tom Gourdie, Taplinger Publishing, 1979,
#0-8008-1181-X. I picked this up at a used book store. These are more
Using Calligraphy, Shepherd, Collier Books, 1986, #0-02-081970-6. This
has the basic alphabets and some neat project ideas.
Advanced Calligraphy, Diana Hoare, Chartwell Books, 1989, #1-55521-522.
More advanced projects, including using gold leaf.
If I only could choose two books, it would be the two Shepherd books.
Her books are generally very useful.