The history of formal calligraphy has been thoroughly documented, and the demise of what people see as beautiful handwriting is frequently deplored, but the details of the teaching of this skill during this century have gone almost unrecorded. The main purpose of this book is to create a historical record, however, techniques are illustrated that may be useful for teachers today, while the ever-changing views of the stylists provide examples, as well as a warning, to those who plan for the future.
Rosemary Sassoon alerts those involved in computer interface design that the skills of layout, spacing and typeface are equally vital in the construction of onscreen layouts as they are on the printed page. This second volume of Computers and Typography reflects the new developments in this rapidly-changing field. It complements, without in any way supplanting, Volume 1.
Improve Your Handwriting is the only title to be written specifically for adults who are experiencing problems with their writing. Co-authored by a world-renowned expert on handwriting and a professional calligrapher, it uses self-diagnosis tests to help you identify your problem, before encouraging you to experiment and choose the style that suits you best. Covering everything from holding a pen, to the difficulties that left-handers face, and the problems that may be caused by medical conditions, you will be come away from the book armed with the ability to write with ease and confidence. NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the authors' many years of experience. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of improving your handwriting. FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBER Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. TRY THIS Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
This book is concerned with writing systems in a multi-cultural context. The field of English as a second language is well researched and documented, but the equally important subject of how to acquire the Latin alphabet as a second writing system, or how to alter from any particular writing system to another, has seldom been considered. An analytical approach to this subject is provided, starting with a system for comparing the rules of writing systems and leading to practical help for teachers and students. Examples of many of the world's writing systems are used to pinpoint areas of possible difficulty, and the subject is expanded to cross-cultural typography and computers. This is a book for language teachers and students around the world, from the primary school to the university level. Also important to anyone interested in handwriting, or cross-cultural issues in the widest sense.
'The book fulfils its purpose admirably...[It] should be required reading for all Primary and Secondary headteachers - they lead the policy making in schools' - Journal of the Writing Equipment Society `This excellent new text from the handwriting specialist Rosemary Sassoon will be of great interest to secondary school SENCOs and a range of other staff supporting children who are experiencing difficulties with handwriting' - SENCO Update A considerable proportion of pupils leave primary school unable to write well enough to deal with the demands of secondary school. This innovative new book aims to help teachers and SENCOs to work alongside pupils to help them address their own difficulties...
In Marion Richardson: Her Life and Contribution to Handwriting, Rosemary Sassoon looks at Richardson's life and work through the artist and educator's own writings as well as letters and personal recollections from those who knew and worked with her. The driving force behind a momentous shift in the way art is taught to children, Richardson is perhaps best known for her groundbreaking contribution to penmanship, devising two schemes based on her observations of the natural movements of young children's hands. The result of extensive original archival research, this book includes many illustrations that depict Richardson's inventive approach.