Embodied Image by Robert E. HarristEmbodied Image by Robert E. Harrist

Embodied Image

byRobert E. Harrist, Wen C. Fong

Hardcover | July 20, 1999

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The Embodied image new perspectives on the beauty, offers power, and art of the written word in China. Containing many never-before-published masterpieces from the third century to the modern period, all from the premier John B. Elliott Collection, this volume accompanies the most comprehensive exhibition of Chinese calligraphy ever seen outside China.

Whether brushed on silk, cast on bronze, or engraved in stone, Chinese calligraphy evokes the forces of nature, promotes social ideals, and asserts the creativity of individual artists. Scholarly essays by distinguished Chinese and American scholars examine the complex relationships between calligraphy and religion, poetry, and literature. The Embodied Image makes a landmark contribution to the understanding of Chinese calligraphy and civilization.

Title:Embodied ImageFormat:HardcoverDimensions:600 pages, 12.25 × 9.5 × 1.38 inPublished:July 20, 1999Publisher:Harry N. AbramsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0810963779

ISBN - 13:9780810963771

Appropriate for ages: 13

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More than just a written word on the page, Chinese characters are an art form taking a lifetime to master. Robert E. Harrist, Jr. and Wen C. Fong examine the calligraphy and how it has shaped religion, poetry and literature since the third century. The Embodied Image demonstrates how a script affects the ideals of a society, encourages its artistic expression and mirrors the forces of nature.