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 evolved
The Order of the Strokes-learn how to write the strokes in the correct order
The Radicals-what are they, and how to unlock their secrets
The Four Treasures of Calligraphy- the four essential tools to get started
Movements and Position-how to master your mind's focus, your breathing and even how to move
The 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 anything
Writing a Character in Calligraphy-create an entire character in calligraphy
The 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.
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing ISBN: 9780804841047 Number of pages: 96 Weight: 595 g Dimensions: 254 x 191 x 18 mm
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