My First Book of Chinese Calligraphy

My First Book of Chinese Calligraphy

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Baker & Taylor
An engaging introduction to Chinese calligraphy that includes an interactive CD-ROM which enables learners to play creative games in order 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. Concealed spiral binding.

Tuttle Pub
An essential and fun guide for young calligraphy artists!

My First Book of Chinese Calligraphy is a fun and engaging introduction to one of China's most celebrated arts and crafts for kids. Calligraphy—the art of producing decorative handwriting or lettering with a pen or brush—has been around for thousands of years. In this fun calligraphy-for-kids book, readers will follow along with Mimi, an eigh- year-old, who takes her first steps towards learning this magical art. Dive in, and explore:
  • The Evolution of Chinese Writing—how Chinese characters first began, thousands of years ago, and how they have evolved
  • The Order of the Strokes—learn how to write the strokes in the correct order
  • The Radicals—what are they, and how to unlock their secrets
  • The Four Treasures of Calligraphy— the four essential tools to get started
  • Movements and Position—how to master your mind's focus, your breathing and even how to move
  • The Five Styles of Calligraphy—Zhuan Shu (seal), Li Shu (clerical), Kai Shu (regular), Cao Shu (cursive), and Xing Shu (running)
  • The Eight Strokes— how to draw the eight strokes; with them, you can write anything
  • Writing a Character in Calligraphy—create an entire character in calligraphy

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.

Baker
& Taylor

Presents an introduction to Chinese calligraphy, describing the strokes and radicals, basic tools, five styles, and the formation of characters, with an interactive CD-ROM which enables learners to play games and create practice pages.

Publisher: Clarendon, Vt. : Tuttle ; Enfield : Publishers Group UK [distributor], 2010
ISBN: 9780804841047
0804841047
Branch Call Number: J 702 GUI
Characteristics: 95 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 26 cm. +1 CD-Rom
Additional Contributors: He, Zhihong

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