Four Thousand Years of Chinese Calligraphy


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Chinese calligraphy evokes a complex beauty by the simplest means a single character, a stroke, or even a dot. It is an intriguing art form that at once reveals a calligrapher's talent and learning, reflects whole epochs of philosophy, religion, and culture, and embraces an artistic tradition thousands of years old. This volume offers a loving appreciation of the aesthetic values underlying Chinese calligraphy as well as an authoritative guide to its historical development as one of China's supreme artistic accomplishments. ...

Four Thousand Years of Chinese Calligraphy 1990, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226101118

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