+35 Free Calligraphy Books and Exercises [PDF]

Practicing manual activities is a very interesting option for those people who are interested in developing these types of skills. Thinking of that wide group of people, we have created a collection of calligraphy books and exercises in PDF format, of public domain and free access.

Our intention will always be to bring more valuable content to our community and this selection of calligraphy books and exercises in PDF format is no exception to the rule. In them you will find the guide and the step by step to master the art of calligraphy and lettering.

We can define calligraphy as the art of writing correctly and aesthetically. The history of calligraphy dates back more than 4000 years in China. Since then, it has developed in different languages and each person has been able to generate their own style when writing, although following the social conventions of writing.

With the advance in computer technology and the creation of the typographies it was thought that calligraphy would be in total disuse, but this is not the case. Especially in recent years has had a revival, where the art of writing by hand is valued, far from the perfection of digital typography systems.

When you add to calligraphy the effort to decorate the letters more than usual, make drawings and use different materials to dye the shapes, it turns into lettering. In any case, both are closely linked and the results of the mastery of the technique are wonderful, in the aesthetic sense.

With our more than 35 calligraphy books and exercises in PDF format, you will be able to learn the art of writing with beauty and distinction. We have compiled all the necessary manuals and step-by-step guides for you to achieve expertise.

Here we present our complete selection of Calligraphy Books

1) Scottish Handwriting in the eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

Kenneth Veitch

Source: The University of Edinburgh

2) Hand and Brush - Lettering Guide

Stabilo

Source: Stabilo

3) Easy lettering for sings and posters

Lars Josefson

Source: International Labour Organization

4) The role of calligraphy in the Italian school of modern times

Francesco Ascoli

Source: ERIC

5) Upper Case Flourishing Workbook

Charlart Script

Source: Charlart Script

6) Calligraphic tendencies in the development of sanserif types in the twentieth century

Keith Tam

Source: Keith Tam

7) Cursive over typeface: the importance of teaching handwriting instead of typing

Linsey Hopman

Source: Leiden University

8) The History of Cursive Handwritingin the United States of America

Lucie Koktavá

Source: Masaryk University

9) Teaching Handwriting

University of Babylon

Source: University of Babylon

10) A History of Learning to Write (Article)

Ewan Clayton

Source: The Edward Johnston Foundation

11) Become a Pro at Hand-Lettering (Article)

Sareena N.

Source: Piscataway Public Library

12) Calligraphic Forms in Contemporary Typographic Design (Article)

Özden Pektas Turgut

Source: Core

13) The Practical Exploration of Calligraphy Education in Quality Education (Article)

Fan-lei Meng

Source: Atlantis Press

14) The art of Calligraphy (Article)

Marianne Elliott

Source: Calligraffiti

15) Study on the Application of Traditional Calligraphic Art in Graphic Design (Article)

Yaojie Guo

Source: Atlantis Press

16) Glossary of calligraphy terms (Article)

Beth Lee

Source: Beth Lee, Calligraphy & Book Arts

Here ends our selection of free Calligraphy books in PDF format. We hope you liked it and already have your next book!

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