Chinese Calligraphy
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Chinese Calligraphy

An Introduction to Its Aesthetic and Technique, Third Revised and Enlarged Edition

Yee Chiang

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Chinese Calligraphy

An Introduction to Its Aesthetic and Technique, Third Revised and Enlarged Edition

Yee Chiang

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Chiang Yee's Chinese Calligraphy: An Introduction to Its Aesthetic and Technique remains the classic introduction to Chinese calligraphy. In eleven richly illustrated chapters, Chiang 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.In addition to aesthetic considerations, the text deals with more practical subjects such 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. 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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Year
1974
ISBN
9780674968035

INDEX

Advertisement characters, 116
Aesthetic principles, 217–218
Ancient Script, see Ku-Wên
Animal forms, sculptured and calligraphic, 230, Plate XXII
Architecture, Chinese, 226, 233–235
Arp, Hans, 108
Babylonian script, 36
Bacchylides MS., 3
‘Battle Array of the Brushes’, see Pi-Chên-T‘u
Baynes, Cary F., 215
Beaumont, Cyril W., 193
Birds, paintings of, 209–210, Plates XIV, XV, XVI
‘Book of Calligraphy, The’ (by Ou-Yang Hsün), 187
‘Book of Changes, The’, see I-Ching
Borrowed Characters, see Chia-Chieh
Breton, André, ‘What is Surrealism?109
Bronzes, Chinese, 231, Plate XXII
Brush, handling of, 207
Brush movement, see Yün-Pi
Brush pen, Chinese, 126, 137–138;
handling of, 138–144
Brush Treatment, see Yün-Pi
Buddhist figures in sculpture, 231–232
Carlo, Blasis, ‘Code of Terpsichore’, 127
Categories of characters, 16, 25–33
Chia-Chieh (Borrowed Characters), 25, 32–33
Chih-Shih (Indicative Symbols), 25, 27
Chuan-Chu (Reciprocating), 25, 31–32
Hsiang (Images), 25–26
Hsiang-Hsing (Imitative Figures), 25–26, 33
Hsing-Sheng (Phonetic Compounds), 25, 27–29
Hui-I (Logical Combinations), 25, 29–31, 109
Tzŭ (Compound Figures), 25
Wên (Simple Figures), 25
Cathay Publishers, Shanghai, Collection of, 57, 58, 64, 66, 87, 102, 103, 124, Plate II, Plate V
Chang, Han Emperor...

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