Preface of the Book
As one of the most fascinating artistic forms in the world, Chinese calligraphy has long been an area of interest to both novices and researchers.
The purpose of this introductory book is two-fold. On one hand, it contains a short history of Chinese calligraphy and an introduction to Kaishu style (standard script), which embodies the very essence of the "Oriental arts" for those who find themselves interested in arts of East Asian countries. On the other hand, for those who know about Chinese calligraphy and want to try their hand at it, the book, with Kai.rhu as a starting point, introduces the basic skills of the ancient and exquisite art of Chinese calligraphy. The rules and methods contained in the book will make the learning process easier with clear diagrams and images.
Chinese Calligraphy is one of the most revered traditions in China, and for many, it rivals painting as the top ancient art form. This easy-to-use-guide will introduce all the basic elements of Chinese Calligraphy to the newcomer. With clear instructions and illustrations, this book makes the art of the Chinese Calligraphy accessible to everyone.
Yi Yuan, a M.A. of Calligraphy of East China Normal University, Shanghai, now works in Shanghai Foreign Service Co. Ltd as the Senior Manager of Foreign Education. She has been teaching the foreigners Chinese as the second language and Chinese calligraphy since 1994.
Xiong Mingxiang, a M.A. of Calligraphy of East China Normal University, Shanghai, now works as a Chinese calligraphy teacher in the Department of Fine Arts, Xinjiang Arts Institute.
1st edition 2008, Pb, 80pp, illustrated throughout, 21.5 x 28.5 cm