This is the classic introduction to Chinese calligraphy. In nine richly illustrated chapters Chang explores the aesthetics and the technique of this art in which rhythm, line, and structure are perfectly embodied. He measure the slow change from pictograph to stroke to the style and shape of written characters by the great calligraphers. It 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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a "splendid book in which the plates alone would make a valuable acquisition" and "Mr. Chiang is the confident master, writing in a manner that is both businesslike and imaginative" - The London "Times". Read full review
Chapter I Introduction
Chapter II The Origin and Construction of Chinese Characters
Chapter III The Styles
Chapter IV The Abstract Beauty of Chinese Calligraphy
Chapter V Technique
Chapter VI The Strokes
Chapter VII Composition
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