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Description - Way of Brush by Fritz Van Briessen

The first paperback edition of this backlist classic, "The Way of the Brush" examines the technique, style, traditions, and methods of ink-painting. Illustrated with over 250 paintings and packed with instructions, "The Way of the Brush" covers every aspect of the art, from brushstrokes, composition, and the painting surface to meaning, perspective, and artistic philosophy. Part One explains the elements, techniques, and principles of Chinese and Japanese painting, while Part Two is devoted to challenges associated with the art. Also included are three appendices and a full bibliography.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780804831949
ISBN-10: 0804831947
Format: Paperback
(262mm x 185mm x 23mm)
Pages: 332
Imprint: Tuttle Publishing
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Publish Date: 26-Mar-1999
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Fritz Van Briessen

Fritz van Briessen studied literature, art history, and philosophy at the universities of Heidelberg, Rochester (New York), Munich, Berlin, Giessen, and the Sorbonne. He traveled widely in Asia, and lived in Shanghai, Beijing, and Tokyo, where he served as Counselor of the German Embassy. He actively pursued a lifelong interest in Asian painting, including several years of intensive study with the Beijing landscape painter Pu Chuan, and possessed a unique insight into the art. Van Briessen lectured widely on East Asian painting in Europe and North America.