Experience a fresh perspective on calligraphy with Gina Jonas's innovative approach. In this book, calligraphic letterforms serve as a means to unite mind, body, and emotions, nurturing creativity and well-being. Through a guided progression of Western alphabetic exercises, discover a path to heightened awareness, mental relaxation, and artistic self-expression. This book appeals to adult learners, meditators, teachers, therapists, artists, graphic designers, and individuals of all ages seeking a transformative journey.
Jonas introduces training alphabets like "Playball" and "Proteus," unveiling the fundamentals of calligraphy through the three D's: Design, Ductus, and Dynamics. Tool usage forms the cornerstone of calligraphic growth. Beginning with a pencil, readers embark on a gradual and developmental exploration, ultimately embracing the finesse of the edged pen.
“For a culture so deeply rooted in the written word, we have not, surprisingly, woven calligraphy into the general fabric of public life. Nonetheless, I believe our current milieu is ripe for appreciating the values inherent in this art form. It is the mission of this book to conduct a joyful exploration of calligraphy in an attempt to find its untapped essence, and in this effort, to re-envision its role in our cultural life.” ––Gina Jonas, back cover.
Spiral-bound hardcover; 250 pages; 9.5” x 11.5”