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Calligraphy Across Boundaries

Ling, Manny Calligraphy Across Boundaries. Post-Doctoral thesis, UNSPECIFIED.

Item Type: Thesis (Post-Doctoral)

Abstract

The research uses Burgert (1998) and Brody Neuenschwander’s (2000) ideas of the ‘Linear Graphic’ to explore the creative and expressive qualities of the line. In addition, the characteristics of Ch’i are also analysed and identified. This is achieved by exploring and interpreting classic Chinese principles such as ‘Ch’i Yuen Shen Tung’ (Rhythmic Vitality), ‘Harmony of the Mind and Hand’ and ‘Stilling the Heart’. As a result, new approaches of ‘Simplicity’ and ‘Spontaneity’ have been developed for Western calligraphy. These approaches demonstrate the requirement of the control and integrity of the calligrapher. The research also places emphasis on the development of one’s ‘self-being’ to cultivate the internal and external aspects of calligraphy. This is achieved through the creation of calligraphy pieces as part of this developmental process. Digital media are also explored by using these same principles and approaches. New characteristics and processes such as ‘Layering’, ‘Reusability’ and ‘Simplicity and Complexity’ in print based calligraphy, as well as ‘Dynamism’, ‘Customisability’, ‘Impermanence’ and ‘Interactivity’, in computational calligraphy have emerged as a result.

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Depositing User: Manny Ling

Identifiers

Item ID: 2929
URI: http://sure.sunderland.ac.uk/id/eprint/2929

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Catalogue record

Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2012 16:27
Last Modified: 06 May 2021 10:42

Contributors

Author: Manny Ling

Subjects

Design > Calligraphy
Fine Art > Digital Media
Design > Electronic Media
Design > Typography

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