Nature of the Chinese Character: Gifts from the Earth

Nature of the Chinese Character: Gifts from the Earth

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Nature of the Chinese Character: Gifts from the Earth by Barbara Aria, Russell Eng Gon, 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 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: 9780641765797
Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date: 11/01/2001
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 6.60(h) x 0.70(d)

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.

Table of Contents

Introduction8
Sky16
Earth18
Wind20
Fire22
Water24
Lake26
River28
Mountain30
Sea32
Waves34
Shell36
Fish38
Horse40
Crane42
Swan44
Duck46
Pig48
Field50
Sprout52
Flower54
Garden56
Bamboo58
Tree60
Forest62
Pine64
Leaf66
Butterfly68
Vegetable70
Fruit72
Grain74
Rain76
Cloud78
Thunder80
Sun82
Star84
Shadow86
Spring88
Moon90
Dragon92
List of Characters95

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