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Chinese Painting Style: Media, Methods, and Principles of Form

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Westerners seeking to appreciate and understand Chinese art have long felt the need of a fundamental book that explains both the technical means used by Chinese artists and the traditional stylistic modes of artistic expression. In Chinese Painting Style Jerome Silbergeld addresses this need, beginning with a discussion of basic materials and methods and continuing with in ...more
Paperback, 132 pages
Published August 1st 1982 by University of Washington Press (first published January 1st 1982)
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Originally written for undergraduate university students, Professor Silbergeld has gifted the world with a gem of a book--a basic introduction to Chinese painting that first introduces the basics of its tools (brushes, ink, paper, seals) and formatting (wall paintings, screens, hand scrolls, albums...) before venturing further into its elements (line, wash, colour and texture), and various aspects of composition.

It does this through a careful selection of around 40 Chinese paintings that it repe
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