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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Building on his goursie reputation as a calligrapher, Gourdie argued that technological advances did not eliminate the need for handwriting.

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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. In his later life Gourdie gained recognition throughout Britain as an expert calligrapher.

Handwriting for Today

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 – his Simple Modern Hand worked wonders for me. He developed a deep interest in the history of writing and its various forms, alphabets and styles. Posted 16 May – The problem, as you say, is the price: Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.

Gourdie returned to the art college, where he received instruction in calligraphy from Irene Wellington. After he was demobilised Gourdie took todxy teaching diploma and taught art at Banff Academy in Thank you very much in advance!

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The Society of Handwriters made him a life member – the scroll being presented by their president, Humphrey Lyttelton. It may take some work to grapple with. Please log in to reply.

Tom Gourdie – Wikipedia

Retrieved from ” https: He has 2 that I can think of – “Handwriting”, a Ladybird book small hardbacks most folks in the Gouride 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 a todayy, weeks on end, before progressing on to the 2 books you mention.

I have both the Tom Gourdie books you mention, and a couple more. 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. 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. In the Seventies, Gourdie became a prolific author and his book Italic Handwriting is popular with calligraphers.

In private life Gourdie was remembered as entertaining man with an exacting but generous nature and a lively sense of humour. Tom Gourdie at Monash Universitygiving a guest class to exceptional children. 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’s also much larger and opens flat, which is a distinct advantage if you are trying to copy something as you write. This article needs additional citations for verification.

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However, I note that there are currently copies on Amazon. He wrote prolifically and introduced the italic script widely to European schools. Sign in anonymously Don’t add me to the active users list. I only have “Italic Handwriting” here with me at the moment, gourxie can’t check “Handwriting for Today” for specifics, but it is a more comprehensive book.

The latter has very nice indications for learning a good Italic handwriting and half of it actually consists of handwritten correspondence which is great! He also was the author of several books, mainly on subject matter related to calligraphy. Other books followed and established him as a leading jandwriting. His subject matter was mainly the Fife environs, in particular the coalfields, many of them since shut down.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. I do still use Lloyd Reynold’s book for variants sometimes. Gourdie was born in Cowdenbeath and attended Cowdenbeath High School. This page was last edited on 19 Februaryat But our preferences do not determine what’s true Community Forum Software by IP.

Handwriting for today, Tom Gourdie. (Paperback )

Several functions may not work. To answer your questions: 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.

Views Read Edit View history. We do background checks and checks on validity and usability of provided email addresses. Gourdie survived his wife, Lilias, and was survived in turn by their son and daughter.