Calligraphy and Seal Carving Lectures of Rong Bao Zhai: The Seal Script (Zhuan Shu)
By Zou Tao  Publisher: Rongbaozhai Publishing House
Paper Back
2021-01-01 | ISBN: 978-7-5003-2344-0
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The Seal Script (Zhuan Shu) is one of the most important scripts in Chinese calligraphy. It is a natural representation of earliest forms of Chinese characters. The brushwork of the Seal Script is simple, with smooth strokes, pictographic shapes and elegant structure. To learn Chinese calligraphy, beginners are recommended to start with the Seal Script, and then progress to the Clerical Script, Semi-cursive Script, and finally the Regular Script. There is no standard for calligraphy. A capable calligrapher can eloquently convey his/her personality through the style in which he/she writes. The Seal Script is a script that every Chinese calligraphy enthusiasts must learn. Therefore, this volume looks at the structure, radicals, changes, and overall composition of the Seal Script and explores the evolution of the cursive script. From history of Chinese calligraphy and seal carving to analysis of technicalities and guidance on how to progress from copying to free-hand writing, this series of books aims to systematically introduce Chinese calligraphy and seal carving in an easy-to-understand way.