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- Description<b>Its history, techniques, aesthetics, and philosophy with an in-depth practical guide to understanding and drawing 150 characters</b> A guide to the history and enjoyment of Chinese and Japanese calligraphy that offers the possibility of appreciating it in a hands-on way with step-by-step instructions for brushing 150 classic characters. This book is a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the history and art of calligraphy as it's been practiced for centuries in China, Japan, and elsewhere in Asia. It works as a guide for the beginner hoping to develop an appreciation for Asian calligraphy, for the person who wants to give calligraphy-creation a try, as well as for the expert or afficionado who just wants to browse through and exult in lovely examples. It covers the history and development of the art, then the author invites the reader to give it a try. The heart of the book, called Master Samples and Study, presents 150 characters--from action to zen --each in a two-page spread. On each verso page the character is presented in three different styles, each one chosen for its beauty and identified by artist when possible. The character's meaning, pronunciation (in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese), etymology, the pictograph from which it evolved, and other tes of interest are included. At the bottom of the page the stroke order is shown: the sequence of brush movements, numbered in their traditional order. On each facing recto page is Kaz's own interpretation of the character, full page.
- Author BiographyKAZUAKI TANAHASHI is an accomplished Japanese calligrapher, Zen teacher, author, and translator of Buddhist texts from Japanese and Chinese to English, most notably works by Dogen. He first met Shunryu Suzuki in 1964, and upon reading Suzuki's book <i>Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind</i> he stated, I could see it's <i>Shobogenzo</i> in a very plain, simple language. He has helped notable Zen teachers author books on Zen Buddhism, such as John Daido Loori. A fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science, Tanahashi is also an environmentalist and a peace worker.
- Author(s)Kazuaki Tanahashi
- PublisherShambhala Publications Inc
- Date of Publication04/02/2016
- SubjectFine Arts / Art History
- Place of PublicationBoston
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintShambhala Publications Inc
- Content Noteblack and white illustrations
- Weight816 g
- Width178 mm
- Height254 mm
- Spine23 mm
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