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Simple Art of Chinese Calligraphy Create your Own Chinese Characters and Symbols for Good Fortune and Prosperity

ISBN-10: 0823048381

ISBN-13: 9780823048380

Edition: 2002

Authors: Qu Lei, Qu Lei Lei

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Book details

List price: $25.99
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/1/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 128
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.650
Language: English

Qu Lei Leiwas born in China in the 1950s but emigrated to England from Beijing after the cultural revolution in 1981. He tutored in Chinese art at Oxford University and has been a visiting scholar at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. He lives in Wimbledon, South London.

Introduction
History
The Four Treasures: Materials
The brush, ink, paper, the ink stone
Preparing materials
Holding the brush
The Techniques
The eight strokes
Creating characters
The Projects
The Fans
Two folded fans
Open book fan
Round fan
Unfolded crescent fan
Greetings cards
Individual card
Seasonal Spring hanging
Purple room decoration
Pair of wall hangings
Wooden paperweight
Bamboo book
Bamboo placemat
Making a seal
Calligraphy on stone
T-shirt
Papercutting
Mounting
Inspirations
Index
Acknowledgments