This beautifully illustrated guide to Chinese paper collage art demonstrates the techniques and philosophy behind this creative and fun art form. Paper collage art has a special charm. It can be as exquisite as oil painting or as freehand (xieyi) as ink wash painting. A paper collage art is a perfect mean to express humor and romance, demonstrate subjective perspectives and emotions, record special moments, and depict favorite scenes. Collage Art teaches you how to pick up some magazines, newspaper, and color paper around you that are no longer needed and put your ideas onto a piece of paper. You can create some decorations for your desk, bedroom, office, as well as some collage crafts for your friends on festivals and weddings. These collages not only present your unique style but also will also get lots of compliments!
Create Unique Paper Quilling Projects that Bridge Western Crafts and Traditional Chinese Arts
Author: Zhu Liqun Paper Arts Museum
Publisher: Shanghai Press
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Paper quilling, a classic papercraft art that creates designs using paper strips in clever, inventive ways, gets an Asian flavor in Paper Quilling Chinese Style. Sure to delight the myriad and diverse group of crafters who have fallen in love with quilling, this lovely book uses traditional Chinese arts to create an array of paper quilling projects with a distinctly Chinese design. A flexible and limitless art form, paper quilling allows so much individual expression that it has attracted fans around the world. By showcasing the bold and inventive use of color, composition and traditional symbols, this book is sure to bring a new level of depth and beauty to your work. With simple tools and materials easily found at most craft stores, you will be able to explore the boundaries of Western handicraft and traditional Chinese culture and your own creativity!
Create stunning papercraft works of art for every season with this creative and easy-to-follow Chinese paper quilling book. Quilling, the art of coiling and shaping narrow paper strips into 3-D designs, has been popular with crafters for some time but the art form is hundreds of years old. This seasonal guide links beloved Western crafting with traditional Chinese Arts. Paper has a flexibility and elasticity that gives it endless possibilities. All you need to get started is strips of paper, glue, and a tool to roll the paper. You can readily get these at any craft store or use what you already have: recycled paper and a bamboo skewer or toothpick work well. This guide offers: Examples of various forms of Chinese art for inspiration. Different modes of composition. The unique styles of Chinese paper quilling Each season is depicted in all its distinct color and beauty through the unique art of paper quilling.
Learn to wrap and loop paper to make adorable animals--from galloping horses to mighty dragons. Paper quilling is an ancient art form which uses the elasticity and flexibility of paper strips to create seemingly complex designs. By forming basic coils, you can create your own lively menagerie. This book includes: 24 animal projects An introduction to the art of paper quilling Information about the 12 animals of the zodiac, Chinese culture and relevant Chinese folktales Straightforward, step-by-step instructions that allow room for creativity and use basic quilling tools These delicate and unique works of art can be used to decorate cards and gifts, or be framed and hung as artwork in your home.
"Sullivan presents a wealth of material that has never before appeared in a Western language. I expect it will be the standard book on twentieth-century Chinese art for the foreseeable future."--Julia F. Andrews, author of "Painters and Politics in the People's Republic of China" "A most sympathetic and useful guide to twentieth-century Chinese art. Long the leading scholar on the subject, Professor Sullivan has presented a lucid account of a most dramatic chapter in Chinese art in a complex interplay of aesthetics, politics, cultural, and social history."--Wen C. Fong, Princeton University "So much of China's art in the twentieth century has to do with artistic (and political) ideas from the West that is is appropriate that one of its first comprehensive histories should be written by a Western scholar--especially one who has known personally many of China's leading artistic figures of the last fifty years. Not only does Professor Sullivan tell the complex story of twentieth century China art with lucidity and style, his learned text is also illuminated with witty anecdotes and incisive observations that can only come from an indsider."--Johnson Chang (Chang Tson-zung), Director, Hanart Tz Gallery, Hong Kong
A Comprehensive Resource for Coaches and Psychologists
Author: Andréa Watts
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Collage as a Creative Coaching Tool is a stimulating and informative resource introducing the Collage Coaching TechniqueTM. This three-stage creative process unlocks unconscious thinking, enabling profound psychological insight through a deeper and faster exploration of emotions and behaviours. Equipped with this awareness, clients are empowered to create meaningful and sustainable change. Emphasis is on the qualities inherent in collage creation that allow clients to reconstruct their internal narrative and move forward purposefully and effectively. Essentially, by disassembling, disrupting, questioning, reassembling, and visualising their thoughts and emotions externally. Case studies, client reflections, and Andréa's experiences feature throughout, illustrating and enriching the theory. The content includes detailed guidance on creating a safe space for coaching creatively, applying Clean Language, coaching with collage online, and engaging groups in arts-based coaching. Through this comprehensive resource, the case for integrating collage in coaching and psychology is irrefutable. It is inspirational and essential reading for anyone starting, reviewing, or deepening their creative coaching journey.
China has been one of the first countries to develop its own aesthetic for dynamic images and to create animation films with distinctive characteristics. In recent years, however, and subject to the influence of Western and Japanese animation, the Chinese animation industry has experienced several new stages of development, prompting the question as to where animation in China is heading in the future. This book describes the history, present and future of China’s animation industry. The author divides the business’s 95-year history into six periods and analyses each of these from an historical, aesthetic, and artistic perspective. In addition, the book focuses on representative works; themes; directions; artistic styles; techniques; industrial development; government support policies; business models; the nurturing of education and talent; broadcasting systems and animation. Scholars and students who are interested in the history of Chinese animation will benefit from this book and it will appeal additionally to readers interested in Chinese film studies.