In this engaging history, the author demonstrates handwriting in America from colonial times to the present. Exploring such subjects as penmanship, pedagogy, handwriting analysis, autograph collecting, and calligraphy revivals, Thornton investigates the shifting functions and meanings of handwriting. 57 illustrations.
Release on 2002 | by William E. Henning,Paul Melzer
The Golden Age of American Penmanship and Calligraphy
Author: William E. Henning,Paul Melzer
Pubpsher: Oak Knoll Press
This work chronicles a period in American history when the ability to "write a good hand" was a key to prosperity. Henning reveals the lives and careers of some of the most important American penmen in history. With over 400 illustrations, An Elegant Hand offers an exciting and detailed view of the many styles of penmanship and calligraphy: Spencerian Script; Ornamental Penmanship; flourished designs of birds; Copperplate; business writing (many variations); broad-pen calligraphy, especially German Text and Old English; and many other styles. This work also features a glossary of terms.
Release on 1879 | by Charles Henry Winston,Thomas Randolph Price,Richard McAllister Smith,D. Lee Powell,John Meredith Strother,H. H. Harris,John Patrick McGuire,Rodes Massie,William Fayette Fox,Harry Fishburne Estill (F.),Richard Ratcliffe Farr,John Lee Buchanan,George R. Pace
Author: Charles Henry Winston,Thomas Randolph Price,Richard McAllister Smith,D. Lee Powell,John Meredith Strother,H. H. Harris,John Patrick McGuire,Rodes Massie,William Fayette Fox,Harry Fishburne Estill (F.),Richard Ratcliffe Farr,John Lee Buchanan,George R. Pace
Release on 2007-12-06 | by Katherine M. Koppenhaver
Principles and Practice
Author: Katherine M. Koppenhaver
Pubpsher: Springer Science & Business Media
This book introduces the reader to the basic principles of handwriting and the factors that affect their development. The book discusses the basic concept of the characteristics of writing that are compared when making an identification or elimination of a writer. In addition, readers will be able to recognize the signs of forgery and disguise and to distinguish between simulation and disguise.