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Sword and Brush free pdf This moment of perfect clarity that is the force behind all the traditional Japanese arts--from archery to flower arranging--is celebrated here in Dave Lowry's exploration of the common principles shared by calligraphy and the martial arts.
Forty-two examples of Lowry's calligraphy, accompanied by his essays, show how the way of the brush reflects the strategic principles of the way of the sword. Each calligraphy represents a term from the martial arts--such as "do, " the way, or "wa, "harmony. The accompanying text amplifies our understanding of the term, what it meant to Japanese warriors, and what it means to practitioners of calligraphy and the martial arts today. What becomes clear is that these two seemingly unrelated disciplines actually partake of the same profound elemental spirit.

About David Lowry

Dave Lowry is an accomplished martial artist, calligrapher, and writer. He is the restaurant critic for "St. Louis Magazine" and writes regularly for a number of magazines on a wide variety of subjects, many of them related to Japan and the Japanese martial arts. He is the author of numerous books including "Autumn Lightning: The Education of an American Samurai," "Sword

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Author : David Lowry
Publisher : Shambhala Publications Inc
Data Published : 01 September 1995
ISBN : 1570621128
EAN : 9781570621123
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 144 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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