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Advanced Topics in Science and Technology in China

A Computational Approach to Digital Chinese Painting and Calligraphy

Authors: Xu, Songhua, Lau, Francis C.M., PAN, Yun-he

  • A computational approach to the creation of e-art, which makes use of old and new techniques in computer science
  • Focuses on, but not limited to, Oriental digital fine arts
  • Integrated solutions spanning and fusing machine intelligence, computer graphics and human computer interaction techniques
  • A novel effort bridging highly mathematical numerical techniques and abstract art creations
  • Many research results as proofs of the viability of the proposed approaches
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"A Computational Approach to Digital Chinese Painting and Calligraphy" is a technical book on computer science and its applications in the arts. It focuses on Oriental digital arts, in particular Chinese arts and painting, offering a multi-disciplinary treatment from the angles of computer graphics, interactive techniques, human-computer interaction, and artificial intelligence. The book also discusses the unique difficulties and challenges of using the computer to produce Oriental arts, including research results by the authors and their lessons and engineering experiences behind these efforts.

Songhua Xu is a computer scientist of Zhejiang University and Yale University, as well as an honorary researcher of the University of Hong Kong. Francis C.M. Lau is Professor at the University of Hong Kong where he leads the Systems Research Group in the Department of Computer Science. Yunhe Pan is Professor of Computer Science at Zhejiang University as well as Deputy President of Chinese Academy of Engineering.

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From the reviews:

"This book is quite innovative in its perspective of how the brushstrokes necessary for Chinese calligraphy can be traced in paintings. … the authors use the enthusiasm for the 2008 Beijing Olympics to encourage spectators to study Chinese arts, too. … The target audience for this book spans the gamut. … The authors hope that both the art and science communities will be interested in the book’s topics … . This is one of the important texts in the current literature on these topics." (Minette Carl, ACM Computing Reviews, September, 2009)


Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Computer Science and Fine Arts

    Pages 3-20

  • Computer Science in Paintings or Drawings

    Pages 23-45

  • Introduction to Interactive Digital Chinese Painting and Calligraphy

    Pages 51-57

  • Basic Algorithmic Framework of a Virtual Hairy Paintbrush System

    Pages 59-101

  • Performance Enhanced Virtual Hairy Paintbrush System

    Pages 103-127

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eBook $149.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-540-88148-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $189.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-540-88147-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Online orders shipping within 2-3 days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Computational Approach to Digital Chinese Painting and Calligraphy
Authors
Series Title
Advanced Topics in Science and Technology in China
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights in China: Zhejiang University Press
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-88148-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-88148-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-88147-6
Series ISSN
1995-6819
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 363
Additional Information
Jointly published with Zhejiang University Press
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