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Learn Modern Calligraphy - Tips in starting out, Techniques and Watercolor Calligraphy

Learn Modern Calligraphy - Tips in starting out, Techniques and Watercolor Calligraphy
Duration: 17m | Video: h264, yuv420p, 1280x720 30fps | Audio: aac, 44100 Hz, 2 ch | 127 MB
Genre: eLearning | Language: English

Learn Modern Script Calligraphy. This class is for both beginners and has useful tips for intermediate calligraphers. In this class, you will learn about how to begin in calligraphy with the tools you need, tips and techniques to help, warm ups, writing upper and lowercase letters, and variations of these letters to create your own style. You will also create your own front cover of a greeting card design with watercolors using what you have learned about modern calligraphy.

Tutsplus - Calligraphy 101: Blackletter Script  

Posted by C2U at April 20, 2015
Tutsplus - Calligraphy 101: Blackletter Script

Tutsplus - Calligraphy 101: Blackletter Script
21 Lessons | 2.3 hours | .MP4 | aac, 44100 Hz, stereo | AVC1, 1280x720, 29.97fps | 1.41GB
Genre: E-learning | Megan Eckman

In this calligraphy course, we’ll be learning the Blackletter Script, often seen as the most beautiful and difficult calligraphic font (although we're going to prove that the latter isn’t true). If you’ve never tried calligraphy before or didn’t even know they still sold ink in jars, don’t panic.
The Book of Hebrew Script: History, Palaeography, Script Styles, Calligraphy & Design

The Book of Hebrew Script: History, Palaeography, Script Styles, Calligraphy & Design by Ada Yardeni
Oak Knoll Pr; Bilingual edition | January 2003 | English | ISBN: 1584560878, 0712347933 | 355 pages | PDF | 34 MB

A comprehensive work by a noted paleographer, graphic artist and type designer. Covers history of the alphabet and the birth of the Hebrew script, Hebrew script in early manuscripts, printed Hebrew script, and Hebrew paleography. A series of alphabet charts follow on the various hands.
The History and Cultural Heritage of Chinese Calligraphy, Printing and Library Work (Repost)

The History and Cultural Heritage of Chinese Calligraphy, Printing and Library Work By Jan Bos, Lin Zuzao, Cheng Xiaolan, Susan M. Allen
2010 | 251 Pages | ISBN: 3598220464 | PDF | 5 MB
Murck, Alfreda, & Wen C. Fong, "Words and Images: Chinese Poetry, Calligraphy, and Painting"

Murck, Alfreda, & Wen C. Fong, "Words and Images: Chinese Poetry, Calligraphy, and Painting"
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art/Princeton Un Pr | 1991 | ISBN: 0870996045/0691040966 | English | PDF | 589 pages | 62.27 Mb

In May of 1985, an international symposium was held at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in honor of John M. Crawford, Jr., whose gifts of Chinese calligraphy and painting have constituted a significant addition to the Museum's holdings. Over a three-day period, senior scholars from China, Japan, Taiwan, Europe, and the United States expressed a wide range of perspectives on an issue central to the history of Chinese visual aesthetics: …

Calligraphy and Penmanship in History  

Posted by robin-bobin at Aug. 22, 2011
Calligraphy and Penmanship in History

Calligraphy and Penmanship in History 42 Books
Publisher: different | ISBN: different | English | PDF | 42 ebooks | 1.1 GB

Chinese Writing and Calligraphy - Wenden Li  

Posted by jack23 at Sept. 25, 2010
Chinese Writing and Calligraphy - Wenden Li

Chinese Writing and Calligraphy - Wenden Li
University of Hawaii Press | May 30 2010 | English | ISBN-10: 0824833643 | PDF | 282 pages | 6.62 Mb

This fully illustrated course book provides a comprehensive description of the history and practical techniques of Chinese calligraphy. No previous knowledge of the language is required to follow the text or complete the lessons. The work covers three major areas: descriptions of Chinese characters and their components, including stroke types, layout patterns, and indications of sound and meaning; basic brush techniques and the art of composing calligraphy pieces; and, the social, cultural, historical, and philosophical underpinnings of Chinese calligraphy - all of which are crucial to understanding and appreciating this art form. Students practice brush writing as they progress from tracing to copying to freehand writing.
The History and Cultural Heritage of Chinese Calligraphy, Printing and Library Work

The History and Cultural Heritage of Chinese Calligraphy, Printing and Library Work By Jan Bos, Lin Zuzao, Cheng Xiaolan, Susan M. Allen
Publisher: De Gruyter 2010 | 251 Pages | ISBN: 3598220464 | PDF | 5 MB

ARTIFACTS: Series on Asian art & history - A Brush with Wisdom  Video

Posted by tvsheet at July 31, 2009
ARTIFACTS: Series on Asian art & history - A Brush with Wisdom

ARTIFACTS: Series on Asian art & history - A Brush with Wisdom
English | 47 minutes | 640 x 352 | DivX | MP3 - 128kbps | 748 MB

How did an Indian Buddhist shrine influence a Japanese pagoda? How are Italian pigs and cowry shells related to porcelain? Why did the ferocious warriors of Mongolia wear silk underwear? And how did wood block printing bring about a revolution in Japan and in European culture? These intriguing questions are investigated in Artifacts, a series that explores the origins and hidden connections among the art and artifacts of the great cultures and belief systems across Asia - on a journey through time and across continents from India to Thailand, China and Japan - to understand the impact of calligraphy, porcelain, architecture, metallurgy, wood block printing and silk on Asian history and on the history of the world in general.

A Brush with Wisdom
When Westerners first discovered Chinese paintings, they could not see their value. They wouldn't even acknowledge them as art. But, as Confucius noted, it is possible to look without seeing. If you learn to see beyond the surface of these paintings, you will discover their real beauty and find the deepest truths of the Chinese philosophies of life. Enter the hidden world of Chinese painting. What makes a Chinese painting so distinctive, so immediately recognizable as Chinese? Is it the subject matter that Chinese artists chose to paint? Is it the different tools and techniques that they used? Or is it how they saw what they were looking at? How do we begin to understand this unique painting tradition which has survived virtually unchanged for so many centuries? Well, in China, they say to understand painting you need to understand calligraphy - the art of writing Chinese characters with a brush.

A Concise History of the Civil War (repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Димарик at Dec. 2, 2016
A Concise History of the Civil War (repost)

A Concise History of the Civil War
1994 | ISBN: 0915992647 | English | 60 Pages | PDF | 36 MB