The Calligrapher s Garden

The Calligrapher s Garden

Hassan Massoudy’s elegant calligraphy depicts the four seasons of the garden in a new, full colour gift edition.

Author: Hassan Massoudy

Publisher: Al Saqi

ISBN: 0863568564

Category: Art

Page: 128

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Hassan Massoudy's elegant calligraphy depicts the four seasons of the garden in a new, full colour gift edition.
Categories: Art

Calligraphies of Love

Calligraphies of Love

Beautifully designed and illustrated throughout, Calligraphies of Love is the perfect gift for lovers, poets and dreamers.

Author: Hassan Massoudy

Publisher: Penguin Random House India Private Limited

ISBN: 9789353057909

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 128

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Inspired by timeless poems from around the world, Hassan Massoudy's calligraphy takes us on a visual journey through love in its many forms. Through his signature broad strokes and vibrant colours, this master calligrapher brings to life the words and wisdom of some of our greatest poets, from Ibn Zaydoun and Rumi to Kahlil Gibran, John Keats and Paul Éluard. Beautifully designed and illustrated throughout, Calligraphies of Love is the perfect gift for lovers, poets and dreamers.
Categories: Literary Collections

Bokujinkai Japanese Calligraphy and the Postwar Avant Garde

Bokujinkai  Japanese Calligraphy and the Postwar Avant Garde

avant-garde. calligraphy. and. its. pitfalls. The so-called “calligraphy” in the East is a direct artistic manifestation of the Active Selfless Self, ...

Author: Eugenia Bogdanova-Kummer

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004437067

Category: Art

Page: 196

View: 478

Japanese calligraphy had its international heyday—collaborating with and yet challenging abstract painting—in the early postwar years. This book explores a Kyoto-based calligraphy group Bokujinkai, and its contribution to the Japanese, American, and European postwar avant-gardes.
Categories: Art

The Calligrapher

The Calligrapher

After meeting the enigmatic Madeleine, Jasper, a calligrapher and notorious seducer, finds himself falling in love and discovers in the poems of John Donne, which he has been transcribing, the meaning of love and life.

Author: Edward Docx

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0618485341

Category: Fiction

Page: 360

View: 101

After meeting the enigmatic Madeleine, Jasper, a calligrapher and notorious seducer, finds himself falling in love and discovers in the poems of John Donne, which he has been transcribing, the meaning of love and life.
Categories: Fiction

The Calligrapher s Daughter

The Calligrapher s Daughter

Princess Deokhye and her retinue, including Madame Bongnyeong, her mother, were going to the large pond in Biwon Garden to see the cherry blossoms.

Author: Eugenia Kim

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780358350767

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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Finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize A Washington Post Best Book of the Year Winner of the 2009 Borders Original Voices Award In early-twentieth-century Korea, Najin Han, the privileged daughter of a calligrapher, longs to choose her own destiny. But her country is in tumult under Japan's harsh occupation, and her family's traditions, entitlements, and wealth crumble. Narrowly escaping an arranged marriage, Najin becomes a companion to a young princess, until Korea's last king is assassinated, and the centuries-old dynastic culture comes to its end. Najin pursues a coveted education and is surprised to find love. After one day of marriage, a denied passport separates her from her new husband, who journeys alone to America. As a decade passes and the world descends into war, Najin loses touch with her husband. Will the love they share be enough to sustain her through the deprivation her country continues to endure? The Calligrapher's Daughter is a "vivid, heartfelt portrait of faith, love and life for one family during a pivotal time in history" (Bookpage).
Categories: Fiction

The Calligrapher s Project Book

The Calligrapher s Project Book

GARDEN PLAN a Made with the broad - edged pen . b Made by placing hessian under paper and rubbing a crayon over it . Painted with a small sable brush and ...

Author: Susanne Haines

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0004124839

Category: Art

Page: 144

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This calligraphy book includes basic instruction in penmanship and a gallery of finished work from top calligraphers.
Categories: Art

The Lotus Quest

The Lotus Quest

where calligraphy is one of the greatest arts, found some first'class spots for ... In Japan the connection between word. image, music and garden is deep.

Author: Mark Griffiths

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781446484562

Category: Travel

Page: 352

View: 280

The lotus is the world's most iconic flower. Galvanised by receiving seeds from a three-thousand-year-old lotus, which flowered without difficulty in an English summer, Mark Griffiths set out to track the path of this sublime plant to its home in the Lotus-Lands of Japan. The Lotus Quest unveils a stunning vision of Japan's feudal era, as Griffiths visits shrines, ruins, gardens and wild landscapes, and meets priests and archaeologists, philosophers and anthropologists, gardeners and botanists, poets and artists, and even dines on the lotus in a Tokyo café. Beautifully illustrated, intensely atmospheric and full of suspense, The Lotus Quest shows how the deep crimson of the lotus runs like a tracer dye, tracking the spread, fusion and fission of the world's great civilizations.
Categories: Travel

The Garden of the Eight Paradises

The Garden of the Eight Paradises

B§bur himself, as well as many of his fellow TÊmårids and companions, also cultivated the other arts that were linked with verse—music, calligraphy and ...

Author: Stephen Frederic Dale

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004137073

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 520

View: 388

A critical biography of Zah?r al-Din Muhammad B?bur, the founder, in 1526, of the Timurid-Mughal Empire of India, offering
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Islamic Calligraphy

Islamic Calligraphy

Similarly, in Ottoman hands, the art of paper-cutting was not confined to calligraphy but expanded to miniature gardens replete with flowers, shrubs, ...

Author: Blair Sheila Blair

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474464475

Category: Art

Page: 736

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Joint Winner of the 2007 British-Kuwait Friendship Society Prize for Middle Eastern StudiesThis stunning book is an important contribution to a key area of non-western art, being the first reference work on the art of beautiful writing in Arabic script.The extensive use of writing is a hallmark of Islamic civilization. Calligraphy, the art of beautiful writing, became one of the main methods of artistic expression from the seventh century to the present in almost all regions from the far Maghrib, or Islamic West, to India and beyond. Arabic script was adopted for other languages from Persian and Turkish to Kanembu and Malay. Sheila S. Blair's groundbreaking book explains this art form to modern readers and shows them how to identify, understand and appreciate its varied styles and modes. The book is designed to offer a standardized terminology for identifying and describing various styles of Islamic calligraphy and to help Westerners appreciate why calligraphy has long been so important in Islamic civilization.The argument is enhanced by the inclusion of more than 150 colour illustrations, as well as over a hundred black-and-white details that highlight the salient features of the individual scripts and hands. Examples are chosen from dated or datable examples with secure provenance, for the problem of forgeries and copies (both medieval and modern) is rampant. The illustrations are accompanied by detailed analyses telling the reader what to look for in determining both style and quality of script.This beautiful new book is an ideal reference for anyone with an interest in Islamic art.Key Features* Written by the world's leading expert on Islamic calligraphy* Includes c.150 colour illustrations* Comprehensive: covers the art of calligraphy throughout Islamic civilisation, from the 7thc. to the present* The first volume to explain this art form to modern readers, guiding them in the identification, understanding and appreciation of its varied style
Categories: Art

The Calligrapher

The Calligrapher

And now — just now — she's been out in the garden behind my flat for the last forty minutes. She started sunbathing, but it's clouded over and she's gone ...

Author: Edward Docx

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0618343970

Category: Fiction

Page: 360

View: 650

After meeting the enigmatic Madeleine, Jasper, a London calligrapher and notorious seducer, finds himself falling in love for the first time and discovers in the poems of John Donne, which he has been transcribing, the meaning of love and life.
Categories: Fiction

The Frangipani Hotel

The Frangipani Hotel

There was a small thud as he landed in the soft earth of the Calligrapher's garden five feet below. The Guitarist shrugged and then mounted the couch, too.

Author: Violet Kupersmith

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780679645146

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 104

An extraordinarily compelling debut—ghost stories that grapple with the legacy of the Vietnam War A beautiful young woman appears fully dressed in an overflowing bathtub at the Frangipani Hotel in Hanoi. A jaded teenage girl in Houston befriends an older Vietnamese gentleman she discovers naked behind a dumpster. A trucker in Saigon is asked to drive a dying young man home to his village. A plump Vietnamese-American teenager is sent to her elderly grandmother in Ho Chi Minh City to lose weight, only to be lured out of the house by the wafting aroma of freshly baked bread. In these evocative and always surprising stories, the supernatural coexists with the mundane lives of characters who struggle against the burdens of the past. Based on traditional Vietnamese folk tales told to Kupersmith by her grandmother, these fantastical, chilling, and thoroughly contemporary stories are a boldly original exploration of Vietnamese culture, addressing both the immigrant experience and the lives of those who remained behind. Lurking in the background of them all is a larger ghost—that of the Vietnam War, whose legacy continues to haunt us. Violet Kupersmith’s voice is an exciting addition to the landscape of American fiction. With tremendous depth and range, her stories transcend their genre to make a wholly original statement about the postwar experience. Praise for The Frangipani Hotel “[A] subversively clever debut collection . . . These stories—playful, angry, at times legitimately scary—demonstrate a subtlety of purpose that belies [Kupersmith’s] youth.”—The New York Times Book Review “Magical, beautiful, modern stories, all based on traditional Vietnamese folktales, [The Frangipani Hotel] invokes the ghosts of the land that was left behind.”—San Francisco Chronicle “[A] sparkling debut . . . playful and wise, an astonishing feat for a young writer.”—Chicago Tribune “A series of short stories that are as fresh as they are mesmerizing, The Frangipani Hotel will haunt you long after the last words have drifted off the page.”—Lisa See “Auspicious . . . wildly energetic.”—Elle “Enthralling stories . . . teeming with detail and personality.”—Asian Review of Books “Chilling and lovely . . . Kupersmith has combined traditional storytelling with a post-modern sense of anxiety and darkness, and the result is captivating.”—Bookreporter “The stories shimmer with life. . . . Kupersmith [is] one to watch.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Categories: Fiction

Calligraphies of the Desert

Calligraphies of the Desert

Celebrated master calligrapher Hassan Massoudy carries the desert within him.

Author: Hassan Massoudy

Publisher: Saqi Books

ISBN: 9780863561825

Category: Art

Page: 128

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Celebrated master calligrapher Hassan Massoudy carries the desert within him. Through majestic, sweeping strokes, he depicts its breath-taking beauty and wonder. Massoudy draws inspiration from the words and wisdom of some of our greatest poets and writers – Rumi, Paul Bowles, Goethe, Baudelaire, Antoine de Saint-Exupery, Khalil Gibran – who have lost themselves in the mysteries of the desert. Beautifully illustrated, Calligraphies of the Desert offers inspiration for meditation. Speaking to the senses, it is a treasure for travellers, poets and dreamers.
Categories: Art

A Chinese Garden Court

A Chinese Garden Court

In the garden court, as in a larger garden complex, there are principal ... from the calligraphy of the famous Ming painter and calligrapher Wen Zhengming.

Author:

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 64

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Categories: Art

Harmony Garden

Harmony Garden

For example, the painter, seal maker, and calligrapher Shen Feng WEEK (1695—1757) was a close friend and wrote many calligraphic works ...

Author: J. D. Schmidt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136862175

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 784

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This is the first complete study of China's most popular eighteenth-century poet in any Western language. The work consists of a detailed biography, a study of Yuan's revolutionary reinterpretation of Chinese literary theory, and an analysis of his many contributions to the more original genres of Qing-dynasty (1644-1911) poetry such as narrative, historical, didactic, eccentric, and nature verse. The study is concluded by a generous and representative sampling of Yuan's poetry in translation, the first to do justice to the wide variety and richness of his oeuvre. Although many shorter poems are selected, this is the first translation to include his outstanding longer poetry. Harmony Garden will completely revise current attitudes in the west concerning classical Chines literature during the eighteenth century, a period that was long viewed as one of decline, but now appears to equal the golden ages of antiquity.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Calligraphers Secret

Calligraphers Secret

The Farahs' handsome property lay right behind the high wall of the dusty courtyard full of miserable hovels known as Grace and Favour Yard.

Author: Rafik Schami

Publisher: Haus Publishing

ISBN: 9781906697310

Category: Fiction

Page: 468

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Even as a young man, Hamid Farsi is acclaimed as a master of the art of calligraphy. But as time goes by, he sees that weaknesses in the Arabic language and its script limit its uses in the modern world. In a secret society, he works out schemes for radical reform, never guessing what risks he is running. His beautiful wife, Noura, is ignorant of the great plans on her husband’s mind. She knows only his cold, avaricious side and so it is no wonder she feels flattered by the attentions of his amusing, lively young apprentice. And so begins a passionate love story of a Muslim woman and a Christian man.
Categories: Fiction

A Cultural History of Classical Chinese Gardens

A Cultural History of Classical Chinese Gardens

classical Chinese garden literature. Take, for example, the Song (Sung; 960-1279) Dynasty writer Zeng Gong (1019 - 1083) described in his poem Basin Pool ...

Author: Yi Wang

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9781938368301

Category: Architecture

Page:

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Gardens are a type of landscape art created by the hands of human beings. Chinese gardens are not only one of China's traditional cultural treasures, but they are also a unique charm of human cultural heritage. Literati gardens occupy an essential position among Chinese gardens — one of the three major genres of gardens in the world. The reason why literati gardens occupy an important position in classical Chinese gardens, and even in the entire system of traditional Chinese culture and art, lies in their exquisite architecture, exotic flowers and whimsical stones available for the exploration and appreciation of the literati. More significantly, gardens have provided a venue of daily life, academic writings, artistic creation, social gatherings, and other cultural activities for ancient Chinese scholars. Consequently, a wealth of traditional Chinese cultural factors is embedded in the intricate art of landscape architecture. The constant integration and interaction of traditional Chinese culture and gardens have in turn nurtured a unique Chinese garden culture. Chinese gardens are a critical embodiment of Chinese culture, distinctly exemplifying the ancient Chinese patriarchal system, the cosmology, the personality ideal, and other cultural elements. The evolution of the cultural history of Chinese gardens is in harmony with the overall process of the Chinese cultural history. This book describes the major genres, the characteristics, and the formation of classical Chinese gardens — as well as the relationship between classical Chinese gardens and classical Chinese culture and arts — in a more succinct, plain language. The publisher believes that this book will certainly provide the reader with an authentic and comprehensive overview of the Chinese garden culture. Published by SCPG Publishing Corporation and distributed by World Scientific for all markets except China
Categories: Architecture

The Other Garden

The Other Garden

The calligrapher first touched his head to the jade floor , then dipped his brush into freshly ground black ink and wrote with superb strokes : Grandfather ...

Author: Priya Sarukkai-Chabria

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015038029628

Category: Indic fiction (English)

Page: 303

View: 464

Categories: Indic fiction (English)

Mustafa li s Epic Deeds of Artists

Mustafa   li s Epic Deeds of Artists

A Critical Edition of the Earliest Ottoman Text about the Calligraphers and ... The leaves of his rose-garden [of calligraphy], like vernal safflowers, ...

Author: Esra Akın

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789047441076

Category: Religion

Page: 600

View: 339

This critical edition of Mustafa Âli’s Epic Deeds of Artists about the lives and works of calligraphers and painters offers insight into the artistic, cultural, social, and religious traditions that produced the great artists of the Ottoman and Persianate worlds.
Categories: Religion

Gardens of a Chinese Emperor

Gardens of a Chinese Emperor

... such as painting, calligraphy, and meditation. No matter what the pastime, only an examination of representations of a garden, either in writing or in ...

Author: Victoria M. Siu

Publisher: Lehigh University Press

ISBN: 9781611461299

Category: History

Page: 324

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Qianlong’s Yuanming Yuan (Garden of Perfect Brightness) was a microcosm of his world, with lush plants, artificial mountains and lakes, and colorful buildings. From within these precincts, the emperor ruled his lands, performed imperial rituals, and observed various religious ceremonies of his people. Destroyed and looted in 1860 by Western forces, it is today only partially restored. Using images, maps, and color-plates, this book reveals the philosophical, political, and artistic concepts that the gardens represented.
Categories: History

The Devil s Garden

The Devil s Garden

Garden. E DWARD D OCX was born in 1972 and lives in London. His previous novelsare The Calligrapher and Self Help, whichwon the Geoffrey Faber Memorial ...

Author: Edward Docx

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781447201137

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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There is only one way in and there is only one way out: the river. One stifling afternoon, a mysterious supply boat docks at a research station deep in the jungle. To Dr Forle and his team of naturalists, its passengers are unwelcome. Ruthless, uninvited, and bringing corruption to the life of the forest, they force Forle, already a fugitive from his past, to confront his darkest impulses . . . ‘An unusually intelligent thriller that refuses to take sides’ Metro ‘As full of intellectual provocations as it is of suspenseful turns’ Giles Foden, Guardian ‘Reminiscent of J. M. Coetzee or Damon Galgut . . . This poisoned Eden throbs with intensity and delivers a gut punch that leaves you reeling’ Independent on Sunday ‘Docx is a master of disquiet’ Spectator ‘A confident and compelling novel, a riveting Conradian page-turner’ Dazed and Confused
Categories: Fiction