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 private life Gourdie was remembered as entertaining man with an exacting but generous nature and a lively sense of humour. 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. Sign in anonymously Don’t add me to the active users list. 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.

Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. This page was last edited on 19 Februaryat Other books otday and established him as a leading authority.

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. Art, War, State and Identity in Britain, It may not handwrtiing consonant with what we desperately want to be true.

Handwriting for today, Tom Gourdie. (Paperback )

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.

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. For his services to calligraphy he was made an MBE in I only have “Italic Handwriting” here with me at the moment, so can’t check “Handwriting for Today” for specifics, but it is a more comprehensive book.

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

He has 2 that I can think of – “Handwriting”, a Ladybird book 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 a day, weeks on end, before progressing on to the 2 books you mention.

After he was demobilised Gourdie took his teaching diploma and taught art at Banff Academy in The Society of Handwriters made him a life member – the scroll being presented by uandwriting president, Humphrey Lyttelton. Tom Gourdie at Monash Universitygiving a guest class to exceptional children. Todah problem, as you say, is the price: Community Forum Software by IP.

The Fountain Pen Network. It’s also much larger and opens flat, which is a distinct advantage if you are trying to copy something as you write. Please re-enable javascript to access full functionality. Posted 16 May – Sign In Need an account?

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If you prefer not to see any adverts, support FPN by donating towards an Ads Free todsy, either by a monthly contributionor a yearly contribution. It may be counterintuitive. Retrieved from ” https: However, I note that there are currently copies on Amazon. In his teens Gourdie left school to work but returned and gained a scholarship to the Edinburgh College of Artwhere he studied between and Several functions may not work. I have both the Tom Gourdie books you mention, and a couple more.


Please be so kind to add fountainpennetwork. He visited schools, instructing children and teachers “to write in a simple, practical, calligraphic style”. Gourdie returned to the art college, where he received instruction in calligraphy from Irene Wellington.

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Gourdie survived his wife, Lilias, and was survived in turn by their son and daughter. The Dictionary of Scottish Painters to the Present.

His subject matter was mainly the Fife environs, in particular the coalfields, many of them since shut down. Kay Dick of Glasgow collaborated with him on many projects.

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