Beginner's Guide to Chinese Calligraphy

Beginner's Guide to Chinese Calligraphy

Author: Yuan Yi

Publisher: Shanghai Press

ISBN: 9781938368769

Category: Art

Page: 80

View: 416

As one of the most fascinating artistic form in the world, Chinese calligraphy has long been an area of interest to both novices and researchers. This easy-to-use guide introduces all the basic elements of the standard Chinese calligraphy script, Kaishu, with step-by-step instructions and diagrams for each of the 8 basic strokes.The purpose of this book is two-fold. On one had, it contains a short history of Chinese calligaphy and an introduction to Kaishu style, which embodies the very essense of the "Eastern arts" for those who find themselves interested in the arts of the Asian countries. On the other hand, for those who know about Chinese calligraphy and want to try their hand at it, the book, with Kaishu 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.

The Beginner's Guide to Chinese Calligraphy

The Beginner's Guide to Chinese Calligraphy

Author: Yi Yuan

Publisher: Shanghai Press

ISBN: 1602201137

Category: Art

Page: 80

View: 647

Perfect for beginners, this calligraphy book teaches over 100 Chinese paintings and calligraphies along with historical and cultural information. As one of the most fascinating artistic form in the world, Chinese calligraphy has long been an area of interest to both novices and researchers. This easy-to-use guide introduces all the basic elements of the standard Chinese calligraphy script, Kaishu, with step-by-step instructions and diagrams for each of the 8 basic strokes. The purpose of this book is two-fold. On one had, it contains a short history of Chinese calligaphy and an introduction to Kaishu style, which embodies the very essense of the "Eastern arts" for those who find themselves interested in the arts of the Asian countries. On the other hand, for those who know about Chinese calligraphy and want to try their hand at it, the book, with Kaishu 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.

The Beginner's Guide to Chinese Calligraphy Semi-cursive script

The Beginner's Guide to Chinese Calligraphy Semi-cursive script

Author: Zhou Bin

Publisher: Shanghai Press

ISBN: 1602201390

Category: Art

Page: 0

View: 855

Perfect for beginners, this calligraphy book teaches over 100 Chinese paintings and calligraphies along with historical and cultural information. 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.

A Beginner's Guide to Chinese Brush Painting

A Beginner's Guide to Chinese Brush Painting

Author: Caroline Self

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9781462921744

Category: Art

Page: 64

View: 376

A Beginner's Guide to Chinese Brush Painting teaches this ancient art form in an easy-to-understand way—no prior experience necessary! As one of the oldest continuous artistic traditions in the world, Chinese brush painting has been used for thousands of years to create images that harness the imagination, and capture the inner spirit of a subject—be it an animal, landscape or tree. All you need for this simple, but beautiful, art form is black watercolor paint, white paper, a brush and some creativity! An introduction tells you about the history of brush painting, and also gives tips for holding your brush, achieving different shades and collecting your materials. After that, the book takes you step-by-step through more than 35 hands-on activities—including basic strokes, putting them together to create an object or scene, the importance of leaving open space and even writing some Chinese calligraphy. With the help of this book, artists of all ages can learn to paint: Bamboo stalks, branches and leaf clusters A knotted pine tree and its delicate needles A snail with a spiral shell and little body peeking out from underneath A waterfall gliding down the side of a mountain And much more! You'll find that this activity will help you learn to center your mind and thoughts, and your masterpieces will be inspiring decorations or great gifts for friends and family. Get started learning this "soft martial art!"

Chinese Calligraphy

Chinese Calligraphy

Author: Lei Lei Qu

Publisher: Art Media Resources Limited

ISBN: UVA:X004803901

Category: Art

Page: 36

View: 571

This introduction to Chinese calligraphy aims to instruct and inspire interest in the beauty of Chinese calligraphy. The book distills the basic principles of Chinese calligraphy into an easy-to-follow, teach-yourself guide.

A Beginner's Guide To Writing Chinese (Part 2)

A Beginner's Guide To Writing Chinese (Part 2)

Author: Jia Ming Wang

Publisher:

ISBN: 1954879148

Category:

Page: 112

View: 729

The current book volume is Part 2 (第二册, dì èr cè) of the Writing Chinese (学习书写常用汉字, Xuéxí shūxiě chángyòng hànzì) series. Kindle Edition: www.amazon.com/dp/B095Z6RH8C In press. Paperback Edition: www.amazon.com/dp/1954879148 Book Features: 1. A dedicated chapter for learning strokes order of Chinese characters writing. 2. The Chinese characters in the book have corresponding English and Pinyin; 3. The book has 110 pages (print) and includes hundreds of commonly-used simplified Chinese characters; 4. It's originally designed for the beginners and primary school students; 5. The book is suitable for all levels of Mandarin Chinese learners (Level 1 to Level 6). The books in the Writing Chinese series, essentially the copybook to practice writing Chinese characters, provide you thousands of frequently used common Chinese characters. For the simplicity of the readers, each volume in this series includes about 400 to 500 unique characters. All the characters are provided with pinyin, and English interpretations. All the characters are organized in different chapters based on the radicals (部首, Bù shǒu). Free online Mandarin Chinese lessons (Ming Mandarin): www.MingMandarin.com -Jia Ming

A Beginner's Guide To Writing Chinese (Part 3)

A Beginner's Guide To Writing Chinese (Part 3)

Author: Jia Ming Wang

Publisher:

ISBN: 1954879156

Category:

Page: 106

View: 980

The current book volume is Part 3 (第三册, dì sān cè) of the Writing Chinese (学习书写常用汉字, Xuéxí shūxiě chángyòng hànzì) series. Kindle Edition: www.amazon.com/dp/B0968SJ7FK Paperback Edition: www.amazon.com/dp/1954879156 Book Features: 1. A dedicated chapter for learning strokes order of Chinese characters writing. 2. The Chinese characters in the book have corresponding English and Pinyin; 3. The book has over 100 pages (print) and includes hundreds of commonly-used simplified Chinese characters; 4. It's originally designed for the beginners and primary school students; 5. The book is suitable for all levels of Mandarin Chinese learners (Level 1 to Level 6). The books in the Writing Chinese series, essentially the copybook to practice writing Chinese characters, provide you thousands of frequently used common Chinese characters. For the simplicity of the readers, each volume in this series includes about 400 to 500 unique characters. All the characters are provided with pinyin, and English interpretations. All the characters are organized in different chapters based on the radicals (部首, Bù shǒu). Free online Mandarin Chinese lessons (Ming Mandarin): www.MingMandarin.com -Jia Ming

A Beginner's Guide to Chinese Brush Painting

A Beginner's Guide to Chinese Brush Painting

Author: Caroline Self

Publisher:

ISBN: 0804852634

Category: Art

Page: 64

View: 405

A Beginner's Guide to Chinese Brush Painting teaches this ancient Chinese art form in an easy-to-understand way--no prior experience necessary! As one of the oldest continuous artistic traditions in the world, Chinese brush painting has been used for thousands of years to create images that harness the imagination, and capture the spirit of a subject--be it an animal, landscape or tree. All you need for this simple, but beautiful, art form is black paint, white paper, and some creativity! An introduction tells you about the history of brush painting, and also gives tips for holding your brush, achieving different shades and collecting your materials. After that, the book takes you step-by-step through more than 35 hands-on painting activities--including basic strokes, putting them together to create an object or scene, and even writing some Chinese calligraphy. You'll find that this activity will help you learn to center your mind and thoughts, and your masterpieces willbe inspiring decorations or great gifts for friends and family. Get started learning this "soft martial art!"

A Beginner's Guide To Writing Chinese (Part 6)

A Beginner's Guide To Writing Chinese (Part 6)

Author: Jia Ming Wang

Publisher:

ISBN: 1954879180

Category:

Page: 108

View: 935

The current book volume is Part 6 (第六册, dì liù cè) of the Writing Chinese (学习书写常用汉字, Xuéxí shūxiě chángyòng hànzì) series. Kindle Edition: www.amazon.com/dp/B096M5LMKY Paperback Edition: www.amazon.com/dp/1954879180 Book Features: 1. A dedicated chapter for learning strokes order of Chinese characters writing. 2. The Chinese characters in the book have corresponding English and Pinyin; 3. The book has over 100 pages (print) and includes hundreds of commonly-used simplified Chinese characters; 4. It's originally designed for the beginners and primary school students; 5. The book is suitable for all levels of Mandarin Chinese learners (Level 1 to Level 6). The books in the Writing Chinese series, essentially the copybook to practice writing Chinese characters, provide you thousands of frequently used common Chinese characters. For the simplicity of the readers, each volume in this series includes about 400 to 500 unique characters. All the characters are provided with pinyin, and English interpretations. All the characters are organized in different chapters based on the radicals (部首, Bù shǒu). Free online Mandarin Chinese lessons (Ming Mandarin): www.MingMandarin.com -Jia Ming

A Beginner's Guide To Writing Chinese (Part 4)

A Beginner's Guide To Writing Chinese (Part 4)

Author: Jia Ming Wang

Publisher:

ISBN: 1954879164

Category:

Page: 110

View: 787

The current book volume is Part 4 (第四册, dì sì cè) of the Writing Chinese (学习书写常用汉字, Xuéxí shūxiě chángyòng hànzì) series. Kindle Edition: www.amazon.com/dp/B096BJNW5W Paperback Edition: www.amazon.com/dp/1954879164 Book Features: 1. A dedicated chapter for learning strokes order of Chinese characters writing. 2. The Chinese characters in the book have corresponding English and Pinyin; 3. The book has over 100 pages (print) and includes hundreds of commonly-used simplified Chinese characters; 4. It's originally designed for the beginners and primary school students; 5. The book is suitable for all levels of Mandarin Chinese learners (Level 1 to Level 6). The books in the Writing Chinese series, essentially the copybook to practice writing Chinese characters, provide you thousands of frequently used common Chinese characters. For the simplicity of the readers, each volume in this series includes about 400 to 500 unique characters. All the characters are provided with pinyin, and English interpretations. All the characters are organized in different chapters based on the radicals (部首, Bù shǒu). Free online Mandarin Chinese lessons (Ming Mandarin): www.MingMandarin.com -Jia Ming

A Beginner's Guide To Writing Chinese (Part 5)

A Beginner's Guide To Writing Chinese (Part 5)

Author: Jia Ming Wang

Publisher:

ISBN: 1954879172

Category:

Page: 110

View: 415

The current book volume is Part 5 (第五册, dì wǔ cè) of the Writing Chinese (学习书写常用汉字, Xuéxí shūxiě chángyòng hànzì) series. Kindle Edition: In press. Paperback Edition: In press. Book Features: 1. A dedicated chapter for learning strokes order of Chinese characters writing. 2. The Chinese characters in the book have corresponding English and Pinyin; 3. The book has over 100 pages (print) and includes hundreds of commonly-used simplified Chinese characters; 4. It's originally designed for the beginners and primary school students; 5. The book is suitable for all levels of Mandarin Chinese learners (Level 1 to Level 6). The books in the Writing Chinese series, essentially the copybook to practice writing Chinese characters, provide you thousands of frequently used common Chinese characters. For the simplicity of the readers, each volume in this series includes about 400 to 500 unique characters. All the characters are provided with pinyin, and English interpretations. All the characters are organized in different chapters based on the radicals (部首, Bù shǒu). Free online Mandarin Chinese lessons (Ming Mandarin): www.MingMandarin.com -Jia Ming

The Art of Chinese Calligraphy

The Art of Chinese Calligraphy

Author: Jean Long

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486417395

Category: Art

Page: 140

View: 739

Following a history of Chinese calligraphy — going all the way back to the pictographic beginnings of Chinese writing more than 4,000 years ago — the author explains the basic construction of individual characters and the ways in which calligraphy is used by Chinese artists, including calligraphic seals and inscriptions on paintings.