My First Book of Chinese Calligraphy:Tuttle Publishing Guillaume Olive, Zihong He
Calligraphy can be a very personal pathway to expore a multiplicity of design concepts. This book invites us to look closely at details and textures, expanding our powers of observation and finding creative ideas in the world around us.
My name is Mimi, I´m eight years old, and I´m learning calligraphy! A fun and engaging way to learn, My First Book of Chinese Calligraphy is an excellent introduction to China and one of China´s most recognizable arts for young people. Join Mimi as she takes the first steps towards learning this magical art. Dive in, and explore: How Chinese words first began, thousands of years ago How to draw the 8 strokes; with them, you can write anything What radicals are…and how to unlock their secrets How to use the brush, the paper and ink to enjoy writing in Chinese The included interactive CD-ROM enables learners to play creative games to see, hear and try Chinese writing; listen to the pronunciation of the Chinese characters; observe calligraphers in action and print the characters to create practice pages.
H. is a struggling artist with a commission to paint a portrait of a well-known industrialist. Whilst the industrialist sits for the portrait, H. begins an affair with his subject?s secretary. Meanwhile the painting starts to fail. For inspiration H. takes a trip to Italy to contemplate the works of the great artists, but when his friend back home is arrested by the secret police of Salazar?s regime, H. is pulled back to Portugal. Art, sexuality and politics collide in Saramago?s first novel.
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(back cover) Illumination--the creation of elaborate, decorated letters and initials--reached its apogee in the monasteries of medieval Europe. Embellished with gold leaf, the illuminated letters of those early scribes seemed to reflect light, as though they were indeed ´´illuminated.´´ This traditional art is now attracting new enthusiasts. 1. Illuminated Letters presents step-by-step instructions for recreating illuminated alphabets from six historical periods, including Celtic, Gothic, and Romanesque. Diagrams for upper- and lower-case letters are accompanied by ideas for borders and decorations, and full instructions for gilding. 2. Each section also explores ways in which the illuminated letters can be adapted to create a truly personal style, while a gallery of modern examples will inspire further creativity. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Margaret Morgan is a professional calligrapher and an Associate of the Calligraphy & Lettering Arts Society. She regularly accepts both public and private commissions and conducts workshops for calligraphic societies. Although traditional formal calligraphy involving gilding, painting, and heraldry form an important part of her work, she increasingly enjoys the challenge of more experimental lettering. She is the author of two previously published books on calligraphy. FOREWORD BY ROSEMARY BUCZEK Rosemary Buczek is a Master Penman and served two terms as President of the International Association of Master Penmen, Engrossers, and Teachers of Handwriting (IAMPETH).