Chinese Characters

Chinese Characters : The Art of Painting the Word

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The strokes used in Chinese characters were originally fashioned after bird tracks and shadows cast by trees. They are beautifully expressive even to those who do not understand their meaning. To the Chinese, writing is not only a means of communication, it also has the force to transform reality. The book in this box introduces the history of Chinese writing and gives many examples of the way in which simple brush strokes are combined to convey not only words but also complete ideas. The Chinese character tattoos that accompany the book can be harmlessly and temporarily adhered to the body for a wonderful and exotic effect
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  • Paperback
  • 125.5 x 126.5 x 60.5mm | 176.9g
  • Kansas City, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations (some col.), 10 transfers
  • 0740728954
  • 9780740728952

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