The Handbook of Hebrew Calligraphy by Cara Goldberg Marks

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The Handbook of Hebrew Calligraphy by Cara Goldberg Marks

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What others have said about this book:
“Accliamed artist Cara Marks offers both beginning and professional Hebrew calligrapher’s a detailed guide to this beautiful art form. All aspects of calligraphy are described: the material and supplies needed; the techniques that must be mastered; design and layout; ideas for marketing; and selling the finished product. Throughout the book, numerous illustrations and explicit instructions provide the reader with a thorough understanding of each letter form.” Menorah Review

"(This is) the perfect book for the beginner. The author is a designer specializing in Judaica, who is obviously an excellent teacher as well. Her forte is the clear, detailed, logical instruction for the neophyte as well as the more sophisticated, indicating even the kind of light required. Moreover, she makes the beginner aware of all the tools and equipment necessary for starting out and the proper exercises necessary for perfecting the ancient art.

"Goldberg also provides many practical suggestions for the beginner, from a list of items that are subject to calligraphic interpretations to the translations of a ketubah and other such documents. It is a significant contribution to the field.” Association of Orthodox Jewish Teachers News


Bookseller’s comments:
This is a very comprehensive and I have concluded that the best way to cover the extent of the material it covers is to include the table of contents – so, here it is.

TABLE OF CONTENTS:
PART I: THE HEBREW SCRIBAL ARTS
CHAPTER 1: The Alphabet - Hebrew Script in History / The Alphabet / The Art of Calligraphy

PART II THE ART OF HEBREW CALLIGRAPHY
CHAPTER 2: Supplies And Demands - Hazards and Safety / Materials / Light Source / Writing Surface / Paper / Writing Materials / Tools / Miscellaneous Items / Guide Sheets / Preparing the Materials / The First Strokes / Exercises to Relieve Fatigue.
CHAPTER 3: Writing The Hebrew Alphabet The Skeleton Alphabet / The Shape and Size of the Hebrew Letter / Writing Hebrew Square Script / Letter Proportions / Points to Practice / The Torah Ktav / Meanings of the Letter Form / Hebrew Cursive Script/ Ornamental Capital Letters / Transferring Ornamental Letters / Colouring Ornamental Letters
CHAPTER 4: Spacing The Letters
How to Measure Letter Height / Spacing / Final Notes on Spacing / Seven Primary Features of Good Writing

PART III DESIGN AND LAYOUT
CHAPTER 5: Designing The Border
Drawing the Design / Colouring the Design / Adding Colour

PART IV DISPLAYING YOUR WORK
CHAPTER 6: Layout And Design
The Layout / Laying Out the Text / Decorative Elements / Margins and Borders
CHAPTER 7: Designing For Reproduction
CHAPTER 8: Photographing Your Work
Exposure / True Colour Reproduction
CHAPTER 9: Matting And Framing
The Mat / Matting and Framing

PART V MARKETING YOUR PRODUCT
CHAPTER 10: The Professional Calligrapher
Copyright / Setting a Fee Schedule / Contract

AUTHOR'S CONCLUDING WORDS
Appendixes
The Ketubah / Suggestions for Use of Hebrew Calligraphy / Direction of Strokes for the Right and Left-Handed / Calligrapher / The Alphabet / The Hebrew Alphabet and Roman Letter Forms / Bibliography / Index


1st edition 1990, paperback, 196pp, lots of illustrations and charts, 21 x 28 cm


The Handbook of Hebrew Calligraphy by Cara Goldberg Marks
£26.99 EUR 33.27