This comprehensive guide to the art of fine penmanship is the ultimate easy-to use reference book for anyone interested in creating these elegant letterforms. This is an essential guide for all calligraphers - whether they are amateurs or professionals. Its wiro binding means that the book will lie flat and be easy to work from. 100 beautifully crafted calligraphic hands show step-by-step pen strokes and common group structures and points of interest within each hand ensure correct representation of the characters. An extensive preparatory section details tools, materials and basic techniques so that beginners and experienced calligraphers alike will be able to extend their repertoire with ease, effortlessly learning new hands and refining their art.