Title: Symbols, Art and Language From the Land of ...
Publisher: Duncan Baird, London
Publication Date: 2009
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, as issued
Edition: 1st Edition
Red silk cover. Very clean and well preserved copy, free of any internal markings. Bookseller Inventory # 002111
Synopsis: Much more than a book about language, "100 Chinese Characters" interweaves history, culture and art to reveal one of the world's greatest civilizations. Chinese characters have developed over thousands of years, captivating as much with their artistic expressiveness as with their intriguing layers of meaning. In this book the text is accompanied with calligraphy and full-colour reproductions of Chinese brush paintings, calligraphic scrolls cermaics and textiles, whilst each entry explores the meaning behind the character and its significance in Chinese culture, from words such as dragon, mountain and heaven, to abstract concepts such as love, beauty and trust. Drawing on the latest scholarship, this silk-bound edition is both engaging and informative - language as an art form; art as language.
About the Author: Ni Yibin, a former Assistant Professor of Chinese Art and Culture at the National University of Singapore, is now a freelance writer and journalist. An expert in chinese iconography, he has contributed to numerous publications including China (DBP, 2005).
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