The Techniques of Chinese Painting
By Wu Yangmu. 7" x 10", 187 pages, paperback. After a brief historical introduction to the art of painting in China, the author describes the equipment needed, the selection of brushes and ink strokes, and the methods of applying color. Thereafter he presents the techniques for creating form, texture and mood. Separate sections are devoted to landscape paintings and flower-and-bird painting, showing in detail the methods and appearance of different styles.