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Chinese Calligraphy
Chinese Calligraphy Made Easy
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Chinese Calligraphy Made Easy
Chinese Calligraphy Book Review

Most books about traditional Asian calligraphy go slowly, forcing you to learn many different types of strokes before going on to create characters. Not so with this book. Here, you'll learn just a few strokes at a time, and use them right away, creating characters and words immediately, motivating you to learn more stokes, which in turn, allow you access to a larger selection of characters and words.

Author Rebecca Yue also includes fun projects such as a bonsai pot, T-shirt, vase, and greeting cards. The five major styles are covered and fold-out flaps offer quick reference to key strokes.

Reviewed by Brian Cirulnick, April 2005

The Simple Art of Chinese Calligraphy
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The Simple Art of Chinese Calligraphy
Chinese Calligraphy Book Review

Practiced for over 5,000 years, Chinese calligraphy is arguably the most revered art form in the East. The Simple Art of Chinese Calligraphy is the complete, step-by-step beginner's guide to creating the sacred characters of Chinese script - the fragile motifs of fruit and flowers that have deep meaning in Eastern philosophy, and the symbols of happiness and fulfillment.
The Simple Art of Chinese Calligraphy
Chinese calligraphy calls for a meditative, relaxing focus on the task of creating unique, time-honored characters. As you gather and arrange the materials, the author demonstrates how to perform the ancient ritual of preparing the mind and body for the practice.

When readers create these unique symbols and signs, they will not only create beauty and rhythm on the page but also see how to connect with the spirituality that lies beneath much of the practice. Also, follow a series of step-by-step calligraphy projects, making greeting cards, place mats, decorative books and T-shirts.

Reviewed by Brian Cirulnick, October 2004

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