Chinese Characters: The Art of Painting the Word

Chinese Characters: The Art of Painting the Word

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The strokes used in Chinese characters were originally fashioned after bird tracks and shadows cast by trees. They are beautifully expressive even to those who do not understand their meaning. To the Chinese, writing is not only a means of communication, it also has the force to transform reality. This book introduces the history of Chinese writing and gives many… See more details below

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The strokes used in Chinese characters were originally fashioned after bird tracks and shadows cast by trees. They are beautifully expressive even to those who do not understand their meaning. To the Chinese, writing is not only a means of communication, it also has the force to transform reality. This book introduces the history of Chinese writing and gives many examples of the way in which simple brush strokes are combined to convey not only words but also complete ideas. 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781449413293
Publisher:
Andrews McMeel Publishing, LLC
Publication date:
02/05/2013
Series:
Backlist eBook Program
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
80
Sales rank:
716,574
File size:
7 MB

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Philip Dunn has created and authored many best-selling volumes, including Huston Smith's Illustrated World Religions, Stephen Hawking's The Universe in a Nutshell, and Thomas Moore's The Illustrated Care of the Soul, plus his own works, which include The Illustrated Rumi, Prayer: Language of the Soul, Wonder Child: A Manual of Spiritual Childcare, and many more. Philip's book publishing and packaging company is The Book Laboratory, Inc., located in Bolinas, Calif.

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