Flourish – An introduction to Historical Copperplate and Modern Calligraphy
This book provides clear, easy to follow instructions on the essential skills required for copperplate calligraphy. It also serves as an interesting reference for the more experienced calligraphers seeking inspiration, ideas, and further information on advanced techniques.
Flourish is a lavishly illustrated throughout with photographs, full colour illustrations, an expert examples of fine handwriting to complement the written descriptions. Alongside a thorough grounding in the practical basics the observation in this book will equip you with everything you need to develop a unique writing style of your own. No formal knowledge of calligraphy is necessary.
Flourish owes a great debt of inspiration to George Bickham's The Universal Penman. Compiled in the 18th century, this book was the first of its kind and now stands as the quintessential reference for western copperplate calligraphy. Flourish is likewise a teaching aid for the calligraphy student, and a reference for admirers of the craft. The book takes you on a journey through the world of pointed pen lettering.