YUAN, Y: The Beginner’s Guide to Chinese Calligraphy: An Introduction to Kaishu (Standard Script)

Yuan, Yi; Mingxiang, Xiong. The Beginner’s Guide to Chinese Calligraphy: An Introduction to Kaishu (Standard Script). Better Link Press, 2010. ISBN: 9781602201132. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback. (#30800) $12.00

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This calligraphy book teaches over 100 Chinese paintings and calligraphies along with historical and cultural information. Perfect for beginners. Introduces all the basic elements of the standard Chinese calligraphy script, Kaishu, with step-by-step instructions and diagrams for each of the 8 basic strokes.

Illustrated throughout.

MURCK, A: A Chinese Garden Court: The Astor Court at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Murck, Alfreda; Fong, Wen. A Chinese Garden Court: The Astor Court at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1980. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). (#23526) $12.00

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Beautifully illustrated. Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, Volume XXXVIII, No. 3, Winter 1980/81. Bibliography and notes. 64p.

Examines the dedication of the Astor Court and the Ming Room and the Douglas Dillon Galleries of Chinese paintings in spring 1981.

HEARN, MK: How to Read Chinese Paintings

Hearn, Maxwell K. How to Read Chinese Paintings. Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2008. ISBN: 9780300141870. Unmarked text. Very Good. Paperback. (#29984)

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The Chinese often use the expression du hua, “to read a painting,” in connection with their study and appreciation of such works. This volume closely “reads” thirty-six masterpieces of Chinese painting from the encyclopedic collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, exploring multiple layers of meaning―style, technique, symbolism, past traditions, and the artist’s personal circumstances. A dynastic chronology, map, and list of further readings supplement the text.

Large French flaps. Lavishly illustrated.