Essentials of Chinese calligraphy by Jiyuan Wang

Cover of: Essentials of Chinese calligraphy | Jiyuan Wang

Published by Pitman in New York .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Calligraphy, Chinese.

Edition Notes

Book details

StatementWang Chi-Yuan, with Ruth Martin.
SeriesThe Pitman art series -- 75
ContributionsRayner, Claire.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsNK3634.A2 W26 1974
The Physical Object
Pagination48 p. :
Number of Pages48
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21359566M

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