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Chinese Calligraphy: An Introduction to Its Aesthetic and Technique #2020

Chinese Calligraphy An Introduction to Its Aesthetic and Technique This is the classic introduction to Chinese calligraphy In nine richly illustrated chapters Chiang Yee explores the aesthetics and the technique of this art in which rhythm line and structure are pe

  • Title: Chinese Calligraphy: An Introduction to Its Aesthetic and Technique
  • Author: Chiang Yee 蒋彝
  • ISBN: 9780674122260
  • Page: 404
  • Format: Paperback
  • Chinese Calligraphy: An Introduction to Its Aesthetic and Technique By Chiang Yee 蒋彝, This is the classic introduction to Chinese calligraphy In nine richly illustrated chapters Chiang Yee explores the aesthetics and the technique of this art in which rhythm, line, and structure are perfectly embodied He measures the slow change from pictograph to stroke to the style and shape of written characters by the great calligraphers.Speech and writing are two orgThis is the classic introduction to Chinese calligraphy In nine richly illustrated chapters Chiang Yee explores the aesthetics and the technique of this art in which rhythm, line, and structure are perfectly embodied He measures the slow change from pictograph to stroke to the style and shape of written characters by the great calligraphers.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 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.For the third edition the author has added two new chapters Calligraphy and Painting discusses the dependence of Chinese painting on calligraphic training and techniques Aesthetic Principles explores the fundamental concepts underlying every Chinese art form.Chinese Calligraphy is a superb appreciation of beauty in the movement of strokes and in the patterns of structure and an inspiration to amateurs as well as professionals interested in the decorative arts.

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    1. This is a fantastic book, there are so few books in English that cover the subject in any depth It explains the different styles of writing, how they were derived and the various inventors when known of the scripts It s mostly well illustrated since calligraphy tends to be in black and white with the exception of some example paintings which are in muddy half tones It does include a section on writing your own characters that s very good on the basics and it does cover the basic strokes and many [...]

    2. This book was given to me in the big pile by webcowgirl and I did enjoy it immensely It was written in the 1930s for Westerners to be able to appreciate the art of Chinese calligraphy and even be able to start learning how to do it themselves Because of the time period there was a very interesting link between the surrealists and Chinese calligraphy The book outlined, and included lots of different examples of, the main styles of calligraphy I realised I d been mislabeling grass style as running [...]

    3. This book is written in English and for a western audience, but otherwise it is just like a Chinese calligraphy manual For example, it lists umpteen variations of theroke, complete with little arrows inside the strokes, and it says things like These four dots are called four dots back to back, Pei Szu Tien Chinese characters here because they are not written in the same direction though they are closely related, as you can see It includes theoretical points like empty space and the analogy with [...]

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