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Out of Character: Decoding Chinese Calligraphy

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What defines a masterwork of calligraphy? Out of Character, a collaborative effort from leading Chinese and U.S. scholars, tries to answer this question by focusing on fifteen calligraphic masterpieces. Supporting these masterworks are an additional twenty-five works of the highest quality.

Calligraphy has been admired as the ultimate art form by China's educated elite for
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published December 4th 2012 by Asian Art Museum   (first published October 10th 2012)
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William West
Jan 23, 2013 William West rated it liked it
This was a fascinating exhibit, but in many ways I found it more exhausting than enjoyable. I think the curators tried to introduce too much to western audiences in one show. It wanted to at once introduce the pure aesthetic experience of Chinese calligraphy to visitors while at the same time ascribing, or at least suggesting, a deeply personal aspect to each work. I felt like I was at an over-crowded party.

The first room introduces the essential styles of calligraphy, so distinct as to almost
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