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The Beginner's Guide to Chinese Calligraphy Semi-cursive script

The Beginner's Guide to Chinese Calligraphy Semi-cursive script

An Introduction to Semi-Cursive Script (Xingshu)

Chinese calligraphy is a unique visual art form that can be appreciated regardless of having previous knowledge of Chinese characters. While modern Chinese calligraphy consists of five styles, this book focuses on the semi-cursive script, a practical style that emphasizes the transition and structure between strokes.

The Beginner's Guide to Chinese Calligraphy Semi-cursive Script teaches how to write the practical and artistic semi-cursive script. Based on the style of Zhao Mengfu, a master of semi-cursive script, you will learn the distinct features of the script and what exemplifies the semi-cursive style. This guide, with step by step illustrations, reduces the difficulty for beginners to learn Chinese calligraphy and is truly a must for Chinese calligraphy amateurs.
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  • Shanghai Press | 
  • 80 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781602201392 | 
  • March 2013
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