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This most mystical, delicate and disciplined of arts is one that has developed over thousands of years, and symbolizes the magic of the East for the Westerner. It is an art that can, however, be mastered, providing you understand something of the underlying philosophy and the materials required to produce its distinctive blend of intricate tone and minimalist outline. Francisca Ting, a Chinese Malaysian, was tutored by her father in the classical style of Chinese painting, and presents the art with a clarity that could only come from her heritage and experience. Beginning with a concise history, she aims the book principally at the novice who may know little of the Eastern philosophy and symbolism involved. Relevant tools and materials are then detailed, and the quintessential elements of brushwork are treated with step-by-step explanations. Calligraphic techniques, floral and animal symbolism and ink application are thoroughly explored, and illustrated throughout with the author's work.
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Book Description Batsford Ltd, 1990. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110713458410