Out of Character: Decoding Chinese Calligraphy = Fa Ji: Guan Yuan Shan Zhuang Zhen Cang Fa Shu Xuan The Metropolitan Museum Of Art

ISBN: 9780939117642

Published: January 1st 2011

Paperback

351 pages


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Out of Character: Decoding Chinese Calligraphy = Fa Ji: Guan Yuan Shan Zhuang Zhen Cang Fa Shu Xuan  by  The Metropolitan Museum Of Art

Out of Character: Decoding Chinese Calligraphy = Fa Ji: Guan Yuan Shan Zhuang Zhen Cang Fa Shu Xuan by The Metropolitan Museum Of Art
January 1st 2011 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 351 pages | ISBN: 9780939117642 | 9.53 Mb

What defines a masterwork of calligraphy? Out of Character, a collaborative effort from leading Chinese and U.S. scholars, tries to answer this question by focusing on fifteen calligraphic masterpieces. Supporting these masterworks are an additionalMoreWhat defines a masterwork of calligraphy? Out of Character, a collaborative effort from leading Chinese and U.S. scholars, tries to answer this question by focusing on fifteen calligraphic masterpieces. Supporting these masterworks are an additional twenty-five works of the highest quality.

Calligraphy has been admired as the ultimate art form by Chinas educated elite for more than 2,000 years. Over that time a complex set of rules and conventions has evolved that impacts every aspect of the calligraphers practice.

Within the constraints of their artistic tradition, creativity and self-expression have remained of primary importance to the Chinese calligrapher. With mind and hand in accord, Chinese calligraphers express the strength of their character in the characters they write. Out of Character provides the context and the critical tools viewers need to understand why this art form has been so admired in the Chinese tradition--



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