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Script in the Copperplate Style

Pointed Pen Calligraphy

This book is available for download with Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device. Multi-touch books can be read with Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device. Books with interactive features may work best on an iOS device. Apple Books on your Mac requires OS X 10.9 or later.


This is the first interactive Book for Copperplate Calligraphy. The multimedia instructional materials contained within will help both the novice and advanced students. The fundamentals of Copperplate calligraphy are the focus of this Book with particular emphasis on letterforms. In addition, advanced concepts including Needle Stitch Script, and Gilded Script are examined.

This book’s 86 pages are packed with instructional text, images and more than 35 videos presented in an interactive format that will allow the student of the art form to accelerate their learning. 


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Customer Reviews

The 1 of 2 Books You Need to Learn Copperplate Calligraphy

Dr. Vitolo is one of the authorities on Engrosser’s Script Calligraphy. In addition to beautifully executed calligraphy, there is ample analysis and history on how and why it is done…his methods are based heavily on what is taught through Zanerian College which has very strict guidelines but once you adhere to the method and dedicate enough time and discipline, the results make it all worth it.

Dr. Vitolo could have easily charged $50 a pop on this and I still would have bought it. But lo and behold! It’s free!

Oh, the only other book you need to learn Engrosser’s Script is the “Zanerian Manual.”

Essential and Brilliant Resource!

Dr. Joe Vitolo has created a brilliant format for learning. I've had his iBook, Pointed Pen Calligraphy: "Script in the Copperplate Style" for almost a week now and am able to apply what I am learning immediately because of his thorough approach. The fact that I can hear Dr. Vitolo and watch him demonstrate each step in the process of creating first the basic forms and later the more advanced ones is remarkable to me. This is an essential resource to anyone wishing to learn to write in the Copperplate style. I cannot recommend it highly enough. Thank you, Dr. Vitolo for making these important study materials available to anyone with an iPad, (and yes, I did purchase my first iPad especially so I could download this wonderful book!)

What a gift!

What an amazing gift from a master of this script. Like most calligraphers, I am a visual learner. Dr. Joe Vitolo understands this and offers video presentations showing exactly what he is writing about. It just couldn't get any better. I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn Copperplate. Thanks Dr. Vitolo for this amazing book!

Script in the Copperplate Style
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  • Free
  • Available on iPad, iPhone and Mac.
  • Category: Art & Architecture
  • Published: Jul 22, 2012
  • Publisher: Dr. Joseph M. Vitolo
  • Seller: Dr. Joseph M. Vitolo
  • Print Length: 86 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Version: 2.2
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, or an iPad with iBooks 2 or later and iOS 5 or later, an iPhone with iOS 8.4 or later, or a Mac with OS X 10.9 or later.

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