Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Get Latest Book News + FREE Shipping. Subscribe to the Boomerang Books Bulletin eNewsletter right now!

Description - Designing with Kanji by Leza Lowitz

Japanese kanji characters combine meaning with beauty and thus offer a unique medium for artistic expression. But if you don't know the language, how do you find characters that say what you want and are not just a "kanji cliche"? You can start here. This attractive book has over one hundred thirty kanji presented in a simple format for easy use. For example: Post the kanji for kenshin on a mirror to remind you of your "devotion" to your studies. Embroider bussho on a meditation cushion to help you reflect on "Buddha nature." Tattoo the name Zatoichi on your upper arm as homage to your favorite blind swordsman hero. Show your "love" with a card decorated by ai. Pick from Warrior, Heart, Nature, and Spirit categories to find the characters that express your sentiments best. Each entry includes historical or etymological background, often with unusual "kanji facts." Then trace, photocopy, or even stencil the clear letterforms-displayed in several different kanji "fonts"-to get just the effect you want. Included is an introduction to kanji, writing tips, and a special supplement on Zodiac kanji (great for birthdays!). "People are always fascinated by different cultures, and we continue to be awed by the wonderful ways in which East and West have mingled in culture, lifestyle, design, art, and aesthetics. We hope this book will enrich your own experience of kanji in art and design and help you bring your creative gifts to bear in fresh, new ways."-from the Authors' Introduction Shogo Oketani and Leza Lowitz are writers and translators who live in the San Francisco Bay area.

Buy Designing with Kanji by Leza Lowitz from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781880656792
ISBN-10: 1880656795
Format: Paperback
(226mm x 175mm x 10mm)
Pages: 144
Imprint: Stone Bridge Press
Publisher: Stone Bridge Press
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2003
Country of Publication: United States

Book Reviews - Designing with Kanji by Leza Lowitz

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Designing with Kanji book by Leza Lowitz and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

Author Biography - Leza Lowitz

Leza Lowitz is an award-winning writer and translator, and Director of Sun and Moon Yoga Studio in Tokyo.

Books By Leza Lowitz

Jet Black and the Ninja Wind by Leza Lowitz
Paperback, October 2017
Up from the Sea by Leza Lowitz
Paperback, February 2017
Kanji Box by Leza Lowitz
Paperback, November 2016
Here Comes the Sun by Leza Lowitz
Paperback, June 2015