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  • Paperback
  • 222pages
  • The Universal Penman
  • George Bickham
  • English
  • 06 February 2020
  • 1607967561

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The Universal Penman characters Ó eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB review ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ´ George Bickham This is the only complete edition available of one of the most famous and most useful books of commercial art ever printed George Bickham a noted engraver and calligrapher first compiled this work back in the 1740's from the best specimens of 24 of the leading calligraphers of his day Unfortunately Bickham published his work in 52 separate parts over a period of eight years In Bickham's own day it was difficult to get a complete set of the Universal Penman; today apart from this edition it is virtually impossible for most surviving 18th century copies lack certain rare plates This Dover edition however contains every plate which Bickham engraved and each is rep. When I look at a book from this era I find it most helpful to remember that teaching and learning have changed greatly over the years We moderns expect to be led by the hand with ruled lines exercises encouragement and so forth We are also accustomed to books and paper being affordable and readily availibleThink back to the era when these plates were engraved The young scholar would have been red with fury had the price been inflated with hand holding of that sort Having already learned one hand ie style of penmanship the learner knew perfectly well how to draw lines for practice Likely starting on cheap paper with pencil then moving to expensive paper with ink they would have followed the well known maxim that heavy lines are down strokes light lines are upstrokes and practice was allIn addition these plates contained an education in refined business correspondence and speech Letters of Credit Carpenters Bills Commissions to Ship master all served as a clerks education giving the new clerk a portfolio to show Maxims on modesty Poetry pride honesty etc gave the young clerk the confidence to mingle with his better off employers and polished some of his rough spotsIn a world before television internet or even free lending libraries a book such as this was a goldmine In a striving mans access to a bit of upwards mobility in one of the few positions that allowed that Clerks once established could travel leaving their humble beginnings behindI find it fascinatining in this contextBecause I have already learned Spencerian Script I am euipped to practice from this book I began with tracing paper moved on to isolating letters and am now working my way through a particular alphabet I feel learning one script at a time is best I am not and will never be an expert but as a person interested in both history and handwriting this book is amazing

review ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ´ George Bickham

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The Universal Penman characters Ó eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB review ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ´ George Bickham Roduced from an original so remarkably clear that these modern plates are actually better than most 18th century originals This book containsthan 210 full page plates each crammed full of beautiful and interesting material To list only part of its contents Over 125 pictorial scenes clear copperplates of drinking scenes family scenes commerce rustic festivities duelsOver 200 script pictures male and female heads busts cherubs griffins birds fish etc 19 complete alphabets round hand round text Old English florid foliated and others 275 lettered specimens overlaid with fine flourishes swirls spirals featherings volutes etc Over 100 panels frames cartouches and oth. The Universal Penman is a beautiful book and a must see for anyone interested in the ornate writing styles that have long since fallen out of fashion The first few pages give a brief but interesting history about George Bickham and his engraved plates and each page after that models a different writing style usually in the form of a poem a bill of exchange or a document that there s no reason you need to know the content of but it sure is fun to see the perfect swirls and flourishes dancing around the pageBefore this book arrived I thought maybe I ll be able to learn some fancy old fashioned writing Hahaha no That would be like me buying a book with pictures of finished tables and thinking I would learn woodworking The end result depicted is the result of a craft that is so refined and far outside my reality that I don t even know what to practice in order to begin practicing and that s as someone who has done some decent calligraphy in the past That said the book itself is a joy to look at and is still valuable as a way to enjoy a beautiful art form

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The Universal Penman characters Ó eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB review ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ´ George Bickham Er effects Over 950 lettered specimens with thousands of words that can be lifted right off for reproduction Individual items in this book are permission free and may be used up to ten items per use without permission payment or credit line Calligraphers find Bickham the best source for English round handwriting; commercial artists advertising directors and designers all find Bickham first rate as a source for immediately usable pictures and script that suggests antiuity uality and reliability Craftspeople have found it rich in unusual ideas and motifs while libraries and art historians find it a wonderful collection of 18th century pictures illustrating art li. This is a must have for every calligraphy enthusiast This isn t a manual it s a beautiful compendium of exemplars from many renowned XVIII Century master penmen It s a great source of inspiration and reference to study morphology of different letter styles


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    PDF or EPUB The Universal Penman – sagolfbidder.co.za Read When I look at a book from this era I find it most helpful to remember that teaching and learning have changed greatly over the year

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    PDF or EPUB The Universal Penman – sagolfbidder.co.za Read review ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ´ George Bickham George Bickham ´ 7 Download The Universal Penman is a beautiful book and a must see for anyone interested in the ornate writing styles that have long since fallen out of fashion The first few pages give a brief but interesting history about George Bickham and his engraved plates and each page after that models a different writing style usually in the form of a poem a bill of exchange or a document that there's no reason you need to know the content of but it sure i

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    PDF or EPUB The Universal Penman – sagolfbidder.co.za Read This is a must have for every calligraphy enthusiast This isn't a manual it's a beautiful compendium of exemplars from many renowned XVIII Century master penmen It's a great source of inspiration and reference t

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    PDF or EPUB The Universal Penman – sagolfbidder.co.za Read This book is filled with beautiful examples of 18th century round hand I love it I am in awe of the expertise in the book I will use it to form letters after I master the basic strokes

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    Read The Universal Penman PDF or EPUB The Universal Penman – sagolfbidder.co.za Read review ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ´ George Bickham George Bickham's monumental work both the artwork and calligraphy is stunning It's full of writing samples from the classical period of round hand calligraphy You can just admire the sheer beauty of the handwritten word George Bickham the Elder 1684 1758 was the finest calligraphic engraver of his day He was also an excellent penman as 18 of these plates show but he employed 25 leading writing masters to compose the bulk of this

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