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Sword and Brush: The Spirit of the Martial Arts

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This moment of perfect clarity that is the force behind all the traditional Japanese arts—from archery to flower arranging—is celebrated here in Dave Lowry's exploration of the common principles shared by calligraphy and the martial arts.

Forty-two examples of Lowry's calligraphy, accompanied by his essays, show how the way of the brush reflects the strategic principles of the way of the sword. Each calligraphy represents a term from the martial arts—such as do, the way, or wa, harmony. The accompanying text amplifies our understanding of the term, what it meant to Japanese warriors, and what it means to practitioners of calligraphy and the martial arts today. What becomes clear is that these two seemingly unrelated disciplines actually partake of the same profound elemental spirit.

Synopsis:

Essays explore the common principles shared by Japanese calligraphy and the martial arts, using terms from the martial arts as examples to show how calligraphy and the martial arts draw on the same elemental spirit.

About the Author

<p class="MsoNormal">Dave Lowry is an accomplished martial artist, calligrapher, and writer. He is the restaurant critic for St. Louis Magazine and writes regularly for a number of magazines on a wide variety of subjects, many of them related to Japan and the Japanese martial arts. He is the author of numerous books including  Autumn Lightning: The Education of an American Samurai, Sword & Brush: The Spirit of the Martial Arts, Clouds in the West: Lessons from the Martial Arts of Japan, and The Connoisseur's Guide to Sushi. <o:p />

Product Details

ISBN:
9781570621123
Author:
Lowry, Dave
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Martial Arts & Self-Defense
Subject:
Martial arts
Subject:
Calligraphy
Subject:
Calligraphy, japanese
Subject:
Martial arts -- Japan -- Philosophy.
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Martial Arts
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
28
Publication Date:
19950931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
9.01x6.00x.43 in. .48 lbs.

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