169 pages. Paperback.
calligrapher Christopher Earnshaw illuminates the techniques, history
and philosophy of calligraphy with over 300 illustrations in Sho: Japanese Calligraphy.
Calligraphy, along with poetry and painting, has been for centuries a
discipline that all students of culture had to master. Brush writing
reflected inner character, and many great masters of calligraphy were
respected Zen priests, warriors and emperors. From practical lessons on
brushwork to hints about exhibiting finished work, this beautiful volume
is the fledgling calligrapher's best reference source. Its meditations
on the philosophy of calligraphy will also offer new insights to
students of Japanese culture and character