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Title The art of Chinese calligraphy : the essential stroke-by-stroke guide to making over 300 beautiful characters / Yat-Ming Cathy Ho.
Author Ho, Yat-Ming Cathy, author.
Publication New York, New York, USA : Chartwell Books, 2016.
Copyright date ©2015
Description 256 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 21 cm
Call # 745.6199 H
Note Includes index.
"A Quarto book"--Title page verso.
Enclosed wire-o binding.
Originally published as: The Chinese calligraphy bible. Hauppauge, NY : Barron's Educational Series, 2007.
Contents Getting started -- Directory of Chinese characters -- Numbers -- Days and time of day -- Months -- Seasons -- Pronouns -- People -- Chinese zodiac -- Greetings and salutations -- Celebrations -- Festivals -- Affirmations -- Love -- Meditations -- Prayers -- Blessings -- Gallery.
Summary "Practice the ancient art of Chinese calligraphy with this step-by-step guide to rendering more than 300 individual characters for use in arts, crafts and design projects. With characters as beautifully decorative as they are meaningful, this elegant script can be used to embellish just about anything and a single character can convey myriad thoughts and emotions. Organized into sections embracing themes such as celebrations, blessings, love and meditations, you can easily select an appropriate character to express that special sentiment. Each character is accompanied by an explanation of its meaning, and features clear illustrated instructions on the order and direction of strokes. The failsafe way each character is constructed lets beginner calligraphers duplicate what they see. Includes advice on the tools and techniques for graceful application, from the correct way to sit and hold the brush to the rhythm and quality of the line." -- Cover
Note Text mainly in English with some Chinese characters with pinyin romanization.
Subject Calligraphy, Chinese.
Calligraphy, Chinese -- Technique.
Chinese language -- Writing.
Chinese language -- Writing -- Xing style.
Calligraphy, Chinese. (OCoLC)fst00844390
Calligraphy, Chinese -- Technique. (OCoLC)fst00844413
Addl. Title Chinese calligraphy bible
Alt Title Chinese calligraphy
ISBN 9780785833758 (enclosed wire-o binding)
0785833757 (enclosed wire-o binding)

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