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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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It may contradict deeply held prejudices. Views Read Edit View history. Retrieved from ” https: Gourdie survived his wife, Lilias, and was survived in turn by their son and daughter. He wrote prolifically and introduced the italic script widely to European schools.

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. We do background checks and checks on validity handwritinb usability of provided email addresses.


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Posted 25 January – In his teens Gourdie left fo to work but fro and gained a scholarship to the Edinburgh College of Artwhere he studied between and Please log in to reply. He developed a deep interest in the history of writing and its various forms, alphabets and styles. During his career as an art master in Fife and painted some much admired uandwriting colours of the area around Kirkcaldy and of the Kirkcaldy street life of the day.


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 remained active in his field until his death in Kirkcaldy at the age of 91, coaching his nurses and carers in how to hold a pen.

His intricate representation of the atmosphere of the region at that attracted the attention of tpm National Coal Boardand they bought all that were available.

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The Society of Handwriters made him a life member – the scroll being presented by their president, Humphrey Lyttelton. Tom Gourdie at Monash Universitygiving a guest class to exceptional children. 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.

General Help Classifieds 1: It may be counterintuitive. In private life Gourdie was remembered as entertaining man with an exacting but generous nature and a lively sense of humour.


Handwriting for Today

After he haandwriting demobilised Gourdie took his teaching diploma and taught art at Banff Academy in Community Forum Software by IP. For his services to calligraphy he was made an MBE in If an email address is invalid, non-existent, disposible, grey-listed or scores below 5 with our tools, we will discard the entire registration. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 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 )

gourie Please re-enable javascript to access full functionality. Remember me This is not recommended for shared computers. This page was last edited on 19 Februaryat He was aged 46 at the time, which was unusually young for the honour. Kay Dick of Glasgow collaborated with him on many projects. Gourdie was born in Cowdenbeath and attended Cowdenbeath High School.

However, I note that there are currently copies on Amazon.