Word as Image: The Art of Chinese Seal Engraving



Author: Jason C. Kuo

No appreciation of Chinese painting or calligraphy is complete without an understanding of the aesthetics and cultural significance of seal engraving. This catalog traces the history of the art form from the earliest seals and its sources in ancient scripts to the modern masters of seal carving. It discusses the art as two-dimensional graphic design, as three-dimensional object, and as artistic practice.

Exhibition catalogue, 1992. Paperback, 104 pages: ill. (74 plates, 10 col.).