Chinese Calligraphy by Zhongshi Ouyang
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Chinese Calligraphy
By Zhongshi Ouyang

Chinese Calligraphy

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Chinese Calligraphy by Zhongshi Ouyang

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Chinese calligraphy, with its artistic as well as utilitarian values, has been treasured for its formal beauty for more than three millennia. This lavishly illustrated book brings to English language readers for the first time a full account of calligraphy in China, including its history, theory, and importance in Chinese culture. Representing an unprecedented collaboration among leading Chinese and Western specialists, the book provides a definitive and up-to-date overview of the visual art form most revered in China. The book begins with the premise that the history of Chinese script writing represents the core development of the history of Chinese culture and civilization. Tracing the development of calligraphic criticism from the second century to the twenty-first, the fourteen contributors to the volume offer a well-balanced and readable account of this tradition. With more than 600 illustrations, including examples of extremely rare Chinese calligraphy from all over the world, and an informative prologue by Wen C. Fong, this book will make a welcome addition to the library of every Western reader interested in China and its premiere art form.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780300121070
ISBN-10: 0300121075
Format: Hardback
(305mm x 229mm x 46mm)
Pages: 520
Imprint: Yale University Press
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Zhongshi Ouyang

Ouyang Zhongshi is professor at Capital Normal University, Beijing, and advisor to the Chinese Calligraphers' Association. Wen C. Fong is chair and professor at the Center for Advanced Study of Tsinghua University and professor emeritus in the Department of Art and Archaeology of Princeton University.

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