ART OF CHINESE CALLIGRAPHY


ART OF CHINESE CALLIGRAPHY

YAT-MING CATHY HO    Book Number: 86432    Product format: Hardback

Paper is one of the greatest inventions of the Chinese people and Xuan paper is the predominant type used for modern calligraphy and Chinese painting. This white paper is composed primarily of green sandalwood, straw, bamboo and bark giving it a toughness that belies its thin, soft and absorbent texture. Suppliers, practice papers, the three main types, mounting, followed by brushes, ink, the ink stone or yan, are among the essential items for calligraphy in the Preparation section of this incredible handbook. How to hold the brush, writing techniques, horizontal and vertical strokes, flicks, the upward slanting stroke, turning corners and order of strokes and how to read a scroll continuous are covered. The directory is easy to use covering numbers, days and times, months, seasons, pronouns, people, Chinese zodiac, greetings, celebrations and festivals, affirmations, love, meditations, prayers and blessings. Then follows a spectacular gallery with finished examples. Black, white and red all over, this is a handsome spiral bound illustrated handbook of 256pp and a step-by-step guide to rendering more than 300 individual characters. For use in arts, crafts and design projects. Meanings and instructions, this is the failsafe way to construct each character and even the correct way to sit and the rhythm and quality of the line.
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ISBN 9780785833758
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