The Nature of Chinese Character: Gifts from the Earth

The Nature of Chinese Character: Gifts from the Earth

by Barbara Aria, Lesley Ehlers
     
 

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

Overview

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811832687
Publisher:
Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date:
09/01/2001
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
1.00(w) x 1.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet 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.

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