Calligraphy and the art of writing handsome alphabets has long become an everyday hobby for many. Yet, calligraphy schools have many drawbacks. The internationally renowned teacher and calligraphic master Gottfried Pott analyzed the different lettering introductions from his extensive teaching experience and presents a ‘calligraphic training’ aimed at both complete beginners, and, thanks to his sample alphabets and many useful tips, will not disappoint advanced learners.
Motivated beginners are trained continually from alphabet to alphabet until they master the complex themes of composition and freely applied lettering. The book's method has been tested in hundreds of seminars and workshops from America to Japan for guaranteed success.
For years, Gottfried Pott has gone down new and successful pathways in instructing hand-writing and conveys the relationship of the form of each letter to the entire alphabet. Additionally, the book offers answers to many questions about calligraphy: the history of calligraphy, the forming power of the tools and the concentration-promoting effects of calligraphy, paper and other descriptive materials, colours and recipes.
Although this book is only in German, I can guarantee that non German speakers will still get a lot of value from the amazing diagrams and illustrations.
1st edition 2007, Pb, 112pp, some in colour, 22.2x40cm