TRACES OF WORDS: ART AND CALLIGRAPHY FROM ASIA
TRACES OF WORDS: ART AND CALLIGRAPHY FROM ASIA TRACES OF WORDS: ART AND CALLIGRAPHY FROM ASIA
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From traditional calligraphy to contemporary forms of digital and mixed media, the blending of artwork with written language has the power to transform words into material culture and invite the viewer to experience rather than merely read the text.

“Traces of Words: Art and Calligraphy from Asia” features a stunning selection of works representing a diverse array of cultures, eras, and media, including Sumerian cuneiform inscriptions, Qur’anic manuscripts, Chinese calligraphy, graffiti art from Afghanistan, and contemporary artworks using Japanese calligraphy and Tibetan or Thai scripts. Through different materials — from paper to silk, woodblock to projected screen — these works in turn evoke the ephemeral and the eternal.

Edited by Fuyubi Nakamura, and with contributions by Alain George, April Liu, Adheesh Sathaye, and Yuehping Yen, “Traces of Words” presents brilliant insights into the meaning and context of these works and their ability to transform writing — a form of communication that is often looked through rather than looked at — into something more meaningful.


  • Author: Fuyubi Nakamura
  • Pages: 176
  • Size: 12 x 10 inches
  • Hardcover
  • Publication: 2017