Author Topic: Elanor Winter's "Mastering Copperplate" vs "Italic and Copperplate Calligraphy"  (Read 175 times)

Offline stenolearner

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I am a beginner at copperplate. How do these books compare? Is there a lot of duplication of material? Is there any difference in teaching approach between the older book vs the newer book?

Offline matteherr

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I have her book, but I personally prefer the older books like the zanarian manual for better exemplars to refer too. It depends on if you are trying to master the script of the old masters or trying to learn a more modern feel.

Offline JanisTX

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@stenolearner :  I used Eleanor Winters' original Copperplate book as if it was a text book when I began learning Copperplate.  I started on page one & worked my way through the book to the back.  I have her second book & rarely look at it.  I return to the first book over & over again.  I strongly recommend the first book!  Besides the Zanerian Manual (which is very good, but seems too "cluttered" to me), I also like anything by Dick Jackson.  I have gotten good tips from his books.  That all being said, it I only could have one book on Copperplate, it would be Eleanor Winters' first book!

Janis

Offline Lindah

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I also have the first book and love it.  I taught myself copperplate from that book.
Linda