Jiang Xun
Yuan-Liou Publishing Co. Ltd., Taipei, Taiwan, 2009, Chinese
Nonfiction, Graphic Design
ISBN: 9789573265092

The origin of Chinese characters and the aesthetics of writing them.

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Freeman Lau

Chinese calligraphy is a national treasure but, for Chinese designers, it is also a basic graphic design element. The Beauty of Chinese Calligraphy: Dancing Cursive (not available in English; the title is translated from Chinese) provides a detailed explanation of the evolution of Chinese characters, which hold a history of more than 5,000 years; relating progress and development to China’s turbulent history and, consequently, introducing the reader to different calligraphic styles. The book ultimately equips local designers with the knowledge required to interpret and reinterpret calligraphy-based typography.




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