Results 1 – 11 of 11 Handwriting for Today by Tom Gourdie and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Handwriting for Today by Tom Gourdie starting at $ Handwriting for Today has 1 available editions to buy at Alibris. Regarding Tom Gourdie’s Handwriting For Today – posted in Calligraphy Discussions: Greetings, Ive started assembling a small bibliography.

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However, I note that there are currently copies on Amazon. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Other books followed and established him as a leading authority. Gourdie returned to the art college, where he received instruction in calligraphy from Irene Wellington.

Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. In addition to being an accomplished calligrapher and italicist, Gourdie was something of a pedagogue and this shows through his books. His father was a coal miner in Fife. Rules – Market Watch Rules.

The Dictionary of Scottish Painters to the Present. Retrieved from ” https: General Help Classifieds 1: It may contradict deeply held gourdiie. It is more thorough than “Italic Handwriting”, in that it provides a step-by-step approach, with more drills, more practical examples the entire book is handwrittenand goes from unjoined letters, to more typical italic, and swash capitals.

Handwriting for Today

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This page was last edited on 19 Februaryat After he was demobilised Gourdie took his teaching diploma tofay taught art at Banff Academy in His subject matter was mainly the Fife environs, in particular the coalfields, many handweiting them since shut down. It’s also much larger and opens flat, which is a distinct advantage if you are trying to copy something as you write. If you prefer not to see any adverts, support FPN by donating towards an Ads Free view, either by a monthly contributionor a yearly contribution.

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I see he has a few more books on the subject, but I haven’t read them: Tom Gourdie at Monash Universitygiving a guest class to exceptional children. Thank you very much in advance! Please be so kind to disable todau blocking for fountainpennetwork. At the time he died children in Fife were being taught a script that he had based on a design, but he expressed disappointment hanswriting it had not been adopted throughout Scotland.

If an email address is invalid, non-existent, disposible, grey-listed or scores below 5 with our tools, we will discard the entire registration. He wrote prolifically and introduced the italic script widely to European schools. Please be so kind to add fountainpennetwork.

We do background checks and checks on validity and usability of provided email addresses. Views Read Edit View history. During his career as an art master in Fife and painted some much admired water colours of the area around Kirkcaldy and of the Kirkcaldy street life of the day.


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But our preferences do not determine what’s true I only have “Italic Handwriting” here with me at the moment, so can’t check “Handwriting for Today” for specifics, but it is a more comprehensive book. He then returned to Fife as an art teacher at Kirkcaldy High School, where he remained tillafter which he retired early from his school teaching handwrriting in order to give more attention to calligraphy and to the national and international promotion of the teaching of handwriting.

Photographer Richard Crompton, In the Seventies, Gourdie became a prolific author and his book Italic Handwriting is popular with calligraphers. In the latter case, rather than re-register with the same email address, please obtain a different email address for use with FPN.

In his teens Gourdie left school to work but returned and gained a scholarship to the Edinburgh College of Artwhere he studied between and All these other books are cheaply available. The recommendations for Gourdie’s work here on FPN convinced me to give habdwriting books a go, and after looking at some others too – Eager, Fairbank and co.

He developed a deep interest in the history of writing and its various forms, alphabets and styles.

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