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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In addition to being an accomplished calligrapher and italicist, Gourdie was something of a pedagogue and this shows through his books. This article needs additional citations for verification. Generally, if you are looking for second-hand books, it’s always best to shop around or sign up for alerts, especially if there’s something odd about the price as in this case: 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 handwrihing italic, handwditing swash capitals.

Manual Validation of Registrations Dearest Visitor of the little Fountain Pen Nut house handwritijg the digital prairie, New member registrations are validated manually now, which may take up to a week, so please be patient. Please re-enable javascript to access full functionality. However, I note that there are currently copies on Amazon. 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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It may gourdif some work to grapple with. It may be counterintuitive.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. He developed a deep interest in the history of writing and its various forms, alphabets and styles. Retrieved 7 September Views Read Edit View history.

Regarding Tom Gourdie’s Handwriting For Today

He then returned to Fife as an art teacher at Kirkcaldy High School, where he remained till handwritnig, after which he retired early from his school teaching career in order to give more attention to calligraphy and to the national and international promotion of the teaching of handwriting. To answer your questions: It may not be consonant with what we desperately want to be true. His intricate representation of the atmosphere of the region at that attracted the attention of the National Coal Boardand they bought all that were available.

His subject matter was mainly the Fife environs, in particular the coalfields, goyrdie of them since shut down. Other books followed and established him as a leading authority.

Gourdie was born in Cowdenbeath gourddie attended Cowdenbeath High School. Several functions may not work. At the time he died children in Fife were being taught a script that he had based on a design, but he expressed disappointment that it had not been adopted throughout Scotland. I have both the Hhandwriting Gourdie books you mention, and a couple more. For his services to calligraphy he was made an MBE in The problem, as you say, is the price: Please be so kind to disable ad blocking for fountainpennetwork.


Handwriting for Today

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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 latter has very nice indications for learning a good Italic handwriting and half of it actually consists of handwritten correspondence which is great! In private life Gourdie was remembered as entertaining man with an exacting but generous nature and a lively sense of humour.

Handwriting for today, Tom Gourdie. (Paperback )

This page was last edited on 19 Februaryat Retrieved from ” https: Photographer Richard Crompton, He remained gpurdie in his field until his death in Kirkcaldy at the age of 91, coaching his nurses and carers in how to hold a pen. In his later life Gourdie gained recognition throughout Britain as handwroting expert calligrapher. You currently have javascript disabled.

Kay Dick of Glasgow collaborated with him on many projects.