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The Nature of the Chinese Character: Gifts from the Earth

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Synopsis:

In the best-selling tradition of The Spirit of the Chinese Character comes a beautiful companion, The Nature of the Chinese Character. Masterfully crafted earthly symbols are displayed throughout these rich, colorful pages--from sky and wind to water and sand. Each is accompanied by a graceful drawing illustrating the organic form that inspired the calligraphic representation and an enlightening description of the meaning, lore, and construction of the character. At once an inquiry into centuries of thought and a paean to the oldest functional art form, The Nature of the Chinese Character is exquisite in its own right-an elegant keepsake that both informs and enchants

About the Author

Barbara Aria — whose previous works include a companion book, The Nature of the Chinese Character — is a native of England and now lives in New York City.

Lesley Ehlers is a New York City--based illustrator and graphic designer.

Russell Eng Gon has studied and practiced Chinese caligraphy for over 20 years. He was born and raised in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780811832687
Subtitle:
Gifts from the Earth
Calligrapher:
Ehlers, Lesley
Author:
Aria, Barbara
Author:
Chronicle Books
Author:
Eng Gon, Russell
Author:
Gon, Russell Eng
Author:
Ehlers, Lesley
Publisher:
Chronicle Books
Location:
San Francisco
Subject:
Asian
Subject:
Chinese language
Subject:
History - Asian
Subject:
Calligraphy
Subject:
Calligraphy, chinese
Subject:
Chinese characters
Subject:
Techniques - Calligraphy
Series Volume:
1903
Publication Date:
20010901
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
1 x 1 x 1 n 1 lb
Age Level:
from 13 up to 99

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Art » History and Criticism
Arts and Entertainment » Art » Oriental Techniques

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"Synopsis" by , In the best-selling tradition of The Spirit of the Chinese Character comes a beautiful companion, The Nature of the Chinese Character. Masterfully crafted earthly symbols are displayed throughout these rich, colorful pages--from sky and wind to water and sand. Each is accompanied by a graceful drawing illustrating the organic form that inspired the calligraphic representation and an enlightening description of the meaning, lore, and construction of the character. At once an inquiry into centuries of thought and a paean to the oldest functional art form, The Nature of the Chinese Character is exquisite in its own right-an elegant keepsake that both informs and enchants
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