As the first part of the book explores the basics with both information and how to, the second part of the book moves on deeper into the subject. Here the author explores more decorative uses of the art showing samples from many calligraphers. The book ends with a list of useful tools for calligraphy.
While picking up this book may suit you more to focus on the first part with it's instructions it is certainly interesting to see the various uses and applications of the art (if nothing more than to "oo" and "ah" and glean inspiration) in the second part of the book.
My only critique is that I would have wanted to see more scripts outlined, however I cannot fault the author because she gives a very good working understanding of the art and various details beyond just forming letters. Thusly I give it a 5 of 5 and recommend this book to anyone wanting to start out in calligraphy.
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