Chinese Painting in Four Seasons: A Manual of Aesthetics & Techniques
This unique work offers a superb introduction to the understanding and appreciation of the art of Chinese painting. Here, in a series of illustrated step-by-step exercises, every element is covered in a systematic and uncomplicated way so that you can create your own distinctive works--Cover.
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