The Nature of the Chinese Character

The Nature of the Chinese Character

Gifts From the Earth

Book - 2001
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In the best-selling tradition of The Spirit of the Chinese Character comes a beautiful companion, The Nature of the Chinese Character. Masterfully crafted earthly symbols are displayed throughout these rich, colorful pages--from sky and wind to water and sand. Each is accompanied by a graceful drawing illustrating the organic form that inspired the calligraphic representation and an enlightening description of the meaning, lore, and construction of the character. At once an inquiry into centuries of thought and a paean to the oldest functional art form, The Nature of the Chinese Character is exquisite in its own right-an elegant keepsake that both informs and enchants



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This small volume is a combination of text and image. Aria's text describes the history of Chinese characters and the definitions of the 39 characters featured here. The characters steal the reader's attention though, with each on its own page in the bold calligraphy of Russell Eng Gon. These are supplemented in turn by woodcut images by Lesley Ehlers depicting the meaning of each character. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Hachette Book Group

In the best-selling tradition of The Spirit of the Chinese Character comes a beautiful companion, The Nature of the Chinese Character. Masterfully crafted earthly symbols are displayed throughout these rich, colorful pages--from sky and wind to water and sand. Each is accompanied by a graceful drawing illustrating the organic form that inspired the calligraphic representation and an enlightening description of the meaning, lore, and construction of the character. At once an inquiry into centuries of thought and a paean to the oldest functional art form, The Nature of the Chinese Character is exquisite in its own right-an elegant keepsake that both informs and enchants

Publisher: San Francisco : Chronicle Books, 2001
ISBN: 9780811832687
0811832686
Branch Call Number: 495.111 Ari
Characteristics: 95 p. : col. ill
Additional Contributors: Ehlers, Lesley
Gon, Russell Eng

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