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The Beginner's Guide to Chinese Calligraphy Semi-Cursive Script: An Introduction to Semi-Cursive Script (Xingshu)

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Chinese calligraphy is a unique visual art form that can be appreciated regardless of having previous knowledge of Chinese characters. While modern Chinese calligraphy consists of five styles, this book focuses on the semi-cursive script, a practical style that emphasizes the transition and structure between strokes.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;iandgt;The Beginner's Guide to Chinese Calligraphy Semi-cursive Scriptandlt;/iandgt; teaches how to write the practical and artistic semi-cursive script. Based on the style of Zhao Mengfu, a master of semi-cursive script, you will learn the distinct features of the script and what exemplifies the semi-cursive style. This guide, with step by step illustrations, reduces the difficulty for beginners to learn Chinese calligraphy and is truly a must for Chinese calligraphy amateurs.

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Chinese calligraphy is a unique visual art form that can be appreciated regardless of having previous knowledge of Chinese characters. While modern Chinese calligraphy consists of five styles, this book focuses on the semi-cursive script, a practical style that emphasizes the transition and structure between strokes.

The Beginner's Guide to Chinese Calligraphy Semi-cursive Script teaches how to write the practical and artistic semi-cursive script. Based on the style of Zhao Mengfu, a master of semi-cursive script, you will learn the distinct features of the script and what exemplifies the semi-cursive style. This guide, with step by step illustrations, reduces the difficulty for beginners to learn Chinese calligraphy and is truly a must for Chinese calligraphy amateurs.

About the Author

andlt;bandgt;Zhou Binandlt;/bandgt; is the head of the Chinese Calligraphy Education and Psychology Research Center at the School of Communication of East China Normal University. He has traveled to the U.S. many times to teach Chinese calligraphy at New York University and many other renowned universities and organizations. Since 2011, he has been appointed the calligraphy teacher of many United Nations officers, including the secretary general Ban Ki-moon. Zhou Bin is a member of the China Calligraphers Association.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;bandgt;Yi Yuanandlt;/bandgt; is a Master of Chinese Calligraphy at East China Normal University. She is now the Director of International Education and Communication Department at the International Training Center (ITC) of Shanghai Foreign Service Co. Ltd. She wrote andlt;iandgt;The Beginner's Guide to Chinese Calligraphyand#8212;An Introduction to Kaishuandlt;/iandgt; in 2008, a book that is popular among overseas Chinese calligraphy learners.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;bandgt;Zhou Weiweiandlt;/bandgt; is a Master of Chinese Calligraphy at East China Normal University. She is also a full-time lecturer of Chinese Calligraphy there, and has worked to promote the teaching of Chinese as a second language and calligraphy for nearly ten years.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781602201392
Author:
Bin, Zhou
Publisher:
Better Link Press
Author:
Yuan, Yi
Author:
Weiwei, Zhou
Subject:
Calligraphy
Subject:
Art-Calligraphy
Subject:
Asian
Subject:
Calligraphy; Chinese Calligraphy; Chinese Cursive Calligraphy tutorial; Xingshu; Xingshu introduction; Zhao Mengfu
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback with Flaps
Publication Date:
20130331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
more than 100 Chinese calligraphy
Pages:
80
Dimensions:
11.25 x 8.5 in

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"Synopsis" by , Chinese calligraphy is a unique visual art form that can be appreciated regardless of having previous knowledge of Chinese characters. While modern Chinese calligraphy consists of five styles, this book focuses on the semi-cursive script, a practical style that emphasizes the transition and structure between strokes.

The Beginner's Guide to Chinese Calligraphy Semi-cursive Script teaches how to write the practical and artistic semi-cursive script. Based on the style of Zhao Mengfu, a master of semi-cursive script, you will learn the distinct features of the script and what exemplifies the semi-cursive style. This guide, with step by step illustrations, reduces the difficulty for beginners to learn Chinese calligraphy and is truly a must for Chinese calligraphy amateurs.

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