Chinese Calligraphy An Introduction to Its Aesthetic and Technique

ISBN-10: 0674122267
ISBN-13: 9780674122260
Edition: 3rd 1973
Authors: Yee Chiang
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Book details

List price: $31.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 1973
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 1/1/1974
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 270
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.122
Language: English

Speech and writing are two organs of the same human impulse--the conveyance of thought: the one operating through hearing, the other through sight; the one by sound from mouth to ear, the other by form or image from hand to eye. But each can do something besides convey thought. Spoken words can be so arranged as to discharge aesthetic "musical" significances, as in much Western poetry. Written words can be formed to liberate visual beauties; and it is these which form the subject of this book. In addition to aesthetic considerations, the text deals with such more practical subjects as the origin and construction of the Chinese characters, styles, technique, strokes, composition, training, and the relations between calligraphy and other forms of Chinese art.

Preface
Read Author's Note
Introduction
The Origin and Construction of Chinese Characters
The Styles
The Abstract Beauty of Chinese Calligraphy
Technique
The Strokes
Composition
Training
The Relations Between Calligraphy and Other Forms of Chinese
Bibliography
Index

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