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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After he was demobilised Gourdie took his teaching diploma and taught art at Banff Academy in In the Seventies, Gourdie became a prolific author and his book Italic Handwriting is popular with calligraphers.

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Handwriting for Today

However, I note that there are currently copies on Amazon. For his services to calligraphy he was made an MBE in 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.

Javascript Disabled Detected You currently have javascript disabled. This page was last edited on 19 Februaryat Building on his growing reputation as a calligrapher, Gourdie argued that technological advances did not eliminate the need for handwriting. 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. If you prefer to see no adverts, support FPN by donating towards an Ads Free view, either by a monthly contributionor a yearly contribution.


Please be so kind to disable ad blocking for fountainpennetwork. In his later life Gourdie gained recognition throughout Britain as an expert calligrapher. Remember me This is not recommended for shared computers.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Sign In Need an account? 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 ton odd about the price as in this case: I see he has a few more books on the subject, but I haven’t read them: Tom Gourdie at Monash Universitygiving a guest class to exceptional children. He was aged 46 at the time, which was unusually young for the honour.

Posted 25 January – His subject matter was mainly the Fife environs, in particular the coalfields, many of them since shut down. 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 hwndwriting.

Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. He visited schools, instructing children and teachers “to write in a simple, practical, calligraphic style”.

He wrote prolifically and introduced the italic script widely to European schools. General Help Classifieds 1: In his teens Gourdie left school to work but returned and gained a scholarship to the Edinburgh College of Artwhere he studied between and 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.

Handwriting for today, Tom Gourdie. (Paperback )

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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. It may be counterintuitive. Sign in anonymously Don’t add me to the active users list. The latter has very nice indications for learning a good Italic handwriting and half of it actually consists of handwritten correspondence which is great!

Regarding Tom Gourdie’s Handwriting For Today

I’ve forgotten my password. I do still use Lloyd Reynold’s book for variants sometimes. Gourdie returned to the art college, where hwndwriting received instruction in calligraphy from Irene Wellington.

Several functions may not work. His father was a coal miner in Fife.