Writing is undoubtedly a leading factor in the development of human civilisation. In Italy, the task of promoting the culture of ‘beautiful writing’ is carried out by the Associazione Calligrafica Italiana (Italian Calligraphic Association) through workshops, specialised courses and various initiatives. After years of neglect, this discipline is now more alive than ever, especially among young people. In response to this growing interest, the Association’s master calligraphers have prepared this new and valuable tool.
A manual that introduces the basic rules of calligraphy and examines eleven handwriting styles, from classical to contemporary. Each model is edited by a teacher of the Association who is an expert in the respective style. Finally, the last part presents some examples of practical application, created by both ACI members and internationally renowned colleagues and collaborators. The manual is recommended for students, professionals, calligraphy enthusiasts and all those who seek the beauty of handwritten letters.
Texts and illustrations by the masters of the Italian Calligraphic Association
21.5 × 30 cm
First published September 2020