Sacred Calligraphy of the East: Third Edition, Revised & Expanded. JOHN STEVENS.

Sacred Calligraphy of the East: Third Edition, Revised & Expanded.

Boston. Shambhala Pub, 1995. Reissued 3rd Ed, Rev. and Expanded. Stock ID #158824

Black and white line and photographic illustrations, xii + 207pp, bibliography, index of proper names, paperback, a good copy with foxed upper egde, 22 x 28cm. "Throughout the East, writing is held to be a gift from the gods, and the divinely inspired letters and characters are objects of the highest veneration. The religious significance of calligraphy has thus led to a unique development of the art of brush and ink in Japan, China, India, and Tibet. This beautifully illustrated book covers such topics as the history and spirit of Eastern calligraphy, the art of copying religious texts, the biographies of important Zen calligraphers, and practical instructions on materials and techniques for the contemporary student. No knowledge of the languages discussed is required for the reader to appreciate the study of this ancient practice." (Publisher's description). (When referring to this item please quote stockid 158824).

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