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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The Fountain Pen Network. 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. 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. Other books followed and established him as a leading authority. Art, War, State and Identity in Britain, He was aged 46 at the time, which was unusually young for the honour.

Gourdie returned to the art college, where he received instruction in calligraphy from Irene Wellington. His books for children are well worth getting if you plan to teach children or anyone, for that matteror if you feel your handwriting is beyond repair – todaj Simple Modern Hand worked wonders for me.

Handwriting for Today

Rules – Market Watch Rules. He developed a deep interest in the history of writing and its various forms, alphabets and styles. In the latter case, rather than re-register with the same email address, please obtain a different email address for use with FPN.

The Dictionary of Scottish Painters to the Present. Community Forum Software by IP. He has 2 that I can think of – “Handwriting”, a Ladybird flr small hardbacks most folks in the UK and Ireland will fondly recalland “The Puffin Book of Handwriting”, a little more comprehensive than the first, but very useful – that’s what I started off with, doing all the drills using a pencil, for a couple of hours cor day, weeks on end, before progressing on to the 2 books you mention.


Tom Gourdie – Wikipedia

For my own part, after noting the rather serious deterioration of my handwriting some years ago – to the point where I could not even decipher my own notes – I decided to undertake a course of self-study in order to remedy this issue, and in passing, learn a little calligraphy if possible. FPN, which is an entirely volunteer run site, relies on advertising for funding of out-of-pocket and running costs like handqriting.

The Society of Handwriters made him a life member – the scroll being presented by their president, Humphrey Lyttelton. Photographer Richard Crompton, He wrote prolifically and introduced the italic script widely to European schools.

The recommendations for Gourdie’s work here on FPN convinced me to give his books a go, and after looking at some others too – Eager, Fairbank and co. You currently have javascript disabled.

General Help Classifieds 1: Javascript Disabled Detected You currently have javascript disabled. I have both the Tom Gourdie books you mention, and a couple more. Building on his growing reputation as a calligrapher, Gourdie argued that technological advances did not eliminate the need for handwriting.

Please re-enable javascript to access full functionality. He also was the author of several books, mainly on subject matter related to calligraphy. 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.

Gourdie wrote two other tooday general books, “Calligraphy for the Beginner” and “Mastering Calligraphy” which are both excellent. Yoday be so kind to disable ad handwritnig for fountainpennetwork. In private life Gourdie was remembered as entertaining man with an exacting but generous nature and a lively sense of humour.

However, I note that there are currently copies on Amazon. Edinburgh College of Art. I see he has a few more books on the subject, but I haven’t read them: For his services to calligraphy he was made an MBE in Visiting Nuremberg in kiltshe and a friend were informed by some uniformed soldiers that their leader would like to meet the men in tartansand they met Adolf Hitler.


It may not be consonant with what we desperately want to be true. February Learn how and when to remove this template message. In the Seventies, Gourdie became a prolific author and his book Italic Handwriting is popular with calligraphers.

If you prefer to see no adverts, support FPN by donating towards an Ads Free view, either by a monthly contributionor a yearly contribution. It may take some work to grapple with. All these other books are cheaply available. 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.

Gourdie was born in Cowdenbeath and attended Yoday High School. Please be so kind to add fountainpennetwork.

Tom Gourdie

Thank you very much in advance! 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 career in order to give more attention to calligraphy and to the national and international promotion of the teaching of handwriting.

His subject matter was mainly the Fife environs, in particular the coalfields, many of them since shut down. We do background checks and checks on validity hanswriting usability of provided email addresses.

To answer your questions: After he was hom Gourdie took his teaching diploma and taught art at Banff Academy in It’s also much larger and opens flat, which is a distinct advantage if you are trying to copy something as you write. It may be counterintuitive. Manual Validation of Registrations Dearest Visitor of the little Fountain Pen Nut house on the digital prairie, New member registrations are validated manually now, which may take up to a week, so please be patient.