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An Introduction To Japanese Calligraphy

An Introduction To Japanese Calligraphy by Yuuko Suzuki
Publisher: Search Press
Edition: Paperback
ISBN 10: 1844480577
ISBN 13/EAN: 9781844480579
Size: 216 x 264 mm
Illustrations: 130
Pages: 80

The Japanese use two styles of writing at the same time: kanji - Chinese characters, which are ideograms, i.e characters which symbolise ideas of things without saying their names, and kana - which are purely phonetic characters. This fascinating book introduces Japanese calligraphy and gives practical instruction showing the way these two styles of writing are combined. The opening pages explore the history of Japanese calligraphy, and the materials - including the 'four treasures' of calligraphy: brush, ink, stone and paper. They are followed by sections which show how to use the materials and how to develop your calligraphy skills. Writings include words, quotes and poems in kana, and a combination of kana and kanji. A final section contains a gallery of classic and contemporary works, showing how calligraphy can be used to create cards, wallhangings and works of art. This book will delight anyone interested in calligraphy , whatever their skill level. It contains clear, concise instructions , inspirational calligraphy, beautiful work and excellent ideas which can be developed into original and personal artworks.

About The Author

Born in 1956 in Osaka, Yuuko Suzuki began studying calligraphy at the age of six with several renowned masters, including Namboku Sumiyama. After her studies at universities in Tokyo and Paris she settled in Paris where she has been teaching since 1990. She is Professor of Japanese Calligraphy at the Maison de la Culture du Japon and at the Guimet Museum in Paris. She also arranges courses in Kyoto for her Parisian students. Yuuko Suzuki is also a painter and interior designer. Her frequent travels overseas have provided her with many new artistic influences. She regularly exhibits in France and abroad, and her works are shown in many museums.

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