Titel: How To - Chinese Running Script Calligraphy for Beginners
Author: Huang Shang
Translator: Wen Jingen, Pauline Cherrett
Publisher: Foreign Languages Press (外文出版社)
Year of Publication: 2007
Number of Pages: 159 pages
Format: 190 x 260 mm
Weight: 552 Gramm
Running script can be executed quickly and at the same time is easily recognisable. It is the most practical calligraphy style for daily communication. Learners of Chinese language who have some command of the regular script calligraphy will find it rewarding to learn running script. Once a student of both the Chinese language and calligraphy masters this style, he or she will write a beautiful hand at a fairly quick speed. If we compare the regular script with learning to walk, the study of running script will make a dancer.
Specially prepared for Western readers, this book has detailed information about the tools required, the ways of controlling the brush and will guide the reader through the execution of running script calligraphy, together with enlightening comparisons of both regular and running scripts.
About the authors and translators
Born in Yongnian County, Hebei Province of China in 1963, Wang Xianchun has been the executive deputy president of Qinghui Academy of Painting and Calligraphy, the executive editor of Oriental Calligraphy, editor-in-chief of the column “Chinese painters and calligraphers” for the journal Shenzhou, and the deputy secretary general of the Art Brain Tank under China’s Ministry of Culture. An accomplished researcher of calligraphy, painting, poetry and seal carving, he is the author of many original treatises on theories of painting and calligraphy. In January 2001 he was invited by UNESCO to visit Europe as a member of Chinese artists delegation. A number of his works have found their way into the collections of Chinese and foreign government official.
Wen Jingen is a senior editor at Foreign Lanugages Press, Beijing.
Pauline Cherrett has taught Chinese Brush Painting in England for over 20 years and is the author of several books on the subject.
The ink stone
Holding the Brush
Copying Model Characters from a Copybook
Controlling the brush
Understanding Running Script Characters
Composition of Calligraphy：the Art of Black and White
Formats of Backing and Framing
Creating Your Own Style
A Glance at Chinese Calligraphy through the Dynasties
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