Guide to Capturing a Plum Blossom
ISBN10: 1562790773 ISBN13: 9781562790776 Contributors: Pine, Red (Translator); Po-Jen, Sung Publisher: Mercury House Published: Oct 1 1995 Weight: 0.70lbs. Height: 8.00" Width: 6.25" Depth: 0.75" Language: English
Guide to Capturing a Plum Blossom aims not at technical artistic training but at the training of artistic perception: not how to hold a brush but rather how to really see a plum blossom. First published in A.D. 1238, Guide to Capturing a Plum Blossom may be the world's first printed book of art and literature; it is presented here in a fine bilingual edition. Red Pine's delicate, graceful, and learned translation of the historic Confucian work is the first ever into English.