Chinese Calligraphy Made Easy A Structured Course in Creating Beautiful Brush Lettering

ISBN-10: 0823005569
ISBN-13: 9780823005567
Edition: 2005
Authors: Rebecca Yue
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

REBECCA YUE Born and raised in Hong Kong, Rebecca started to learn Chinese brush painting just before the age of 11. Since moving to England in 1971, Rebecca has devoted all her time to perfecting her Chinese art forms. Rebecca has exhibited and taught extensively in England. And in 1993, Rebecca set up her own studio in Bath, UK, where she gives regular classes and workshops on many different Chinese art forms. Rebecca also has authored books on Chinese brush painting and Chinese calligraphy and works closely with local museums, art groups, and galleries, sharing her passion for the Chinese art forms.

Introduction
Materials and Equipment
Brushes
Paper
Ink and Other Accessories
Preparation
Preparing the Brushes
Holding and Loading the Brush
Basic Techniques
Wrist and Elbow Movements
Pressing and Lifting the Brush
Basic Brushstrokes
Horizontal Brushstrokes
Vertical Brushstrokes
Combining Horizontal and Vertical Brushstrokes
More Chinese Words to Try
Writing the Word for "Luck"
Dots
More Dots
Making a Traditional Writing Book
Hooks
More Hooks
More Chinese Words to Try
Writing the Word for "Long Life"
Press and Lift Upward
Press and Lift Downward
More Chinese Words to Try
Writing the Words for "Happiness in Suffering"
Diagonal Brushstroke to the Left
Angled Diagonal Brushstroke to the Left
Wishing Someone Success in a New Career
Diagonal Brushstroke to the Right
Horizontal Form of the Diagonal Brushstroke to the Right
Round End Form of the Diagonal Brushstroke to the Right
More Chinese Words to Try
Wedding Wishes
Using All the Brushstrokes to Write "Lasting"
A "Lasting" Greeting Card
The Five Golden Rules
Golden Rule 1: Start with the upper part of a word, then move downward
Golden Rule 2: Start with the left part of a word, then move to the right
Golden Rule 3: Horizontal brushstrokes precede vertical brushstrokes
Golden Rule 4: Diagonal brushstrokes to the left precede diagonal strokes to the right
Golden Rule 5: The box rule - finish everything inside the box before closing it
Using the Golden Rules
The Five Styles of Chinese Calligraphy
The Different Scripts
Chuan Shu
Li Shu
Tsao Shu
Kai Shu
Hsing Shu
Useful Greetings
Mounting a Xuan Paper Artwork
Gallery
Glossary
Suppliers, Index, and Acknowledgments

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