My First Book of Chinese Calligraphy, Spiral bound Book

My First Book of Chinese Calligraphy Spiral bound

Description

My First Book of Chinese Calligraphy is a fun and engaging introduction to one of China's most celebrated arts and crafts for kids.

Calligraphy-the art of producing decorative handwriting or lettering with a pen or brush-has been around for thousands of years.

In this fun calligraphy-for-kids book, readers will follow along with Mimi, an eigh- year-old, who takes her first steps towards learning this magical art.

Dive in, and explore:The Evolution of Chinese Writing-how Chinese characters first began, thousands of years ago, and how they have evolvedThe Order of the Strokes-learn how to write the strokes in the correct orderThe Radicals-what are they, and how to unlock their secretsThe Four Treasures of Calligraphy- the four essential tools to get startedMovements and Position-how to master your mind's focus, your breathing and even how to moveThe Five Styles of Calligraphy-Zhuan Shu (seal), Li Shu (clerical), Kai Shu (regular), Cao Shu (cursive), and Xing Shu (running)The Eight Strokes- how to draw the eight strokes; with them, you can write anythingWriting a Character in Calligraphy-create an entire character in calligraphyThe included interactive CD-ROM enables learners to play creative games to see, hear and try Chinese writing; listen to the pronunciation of the Chinese characters; observe calligraphers in action and print the characters to create practice pages.

Information

  • Format: Spiral bound
  • Pages: 96 pages, full-color illus throughout; includes dual-platform CD-ROM
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Art: general interest (Children's/YA)
  • ISBN: 9780804841047

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