A Calligraphy dictionary is not a dictionary in the common sense. It is more of a manual with two purposes. Firstly, it introduces the basic characters in the respective Chinese or Japanese calligraphy script. Secondly, it compares these characters with each other when executed in different calligraphy styles which makes it easier to spot differences and becoming a master calligrapher. This book is dedicated to the main calligraphy forms of Kai Shu, Xing Shu, Cao Shu and Li Shu.
Classic Chinese Calligraphy Script Dictionary of the 4 Main Styles
Calligraphist: AnonymousStyle: Kai Shu, Li Shu, Xing Shu, Cao ShuEdition Information:
Chinese, 327 pages, 7.4 in x 13 in / 18.5 cm x 32.5 cm, softcover
The Dictionary of Four Different Calligraphy Styles is exactly what its name implies, and the script styles Kai Shu, Xing Shu, Cao Shu and Li Shu are represented in this extremely useful book.
This is the perfect tools for beginners who are learning different calligraphy scripts to use to differientiate among four common scripts. The way the dictionary is formatted, it shows the same character in four different scripts in easy to read rows.
More advanced artists can use this dictionary if they want to expand their calligraphy proficiency by learning more scripts. They will have the advantage of already knowing certain scripts, and will be able to compare them to the ones they already know.
The Dictionary of Four Different Calligraphy Styles is a must have for beginners and advanced artists alike.