Brushed in Light

One of the new conventions of paper book publishing is to provide extra images, sound and moving images on an accompanying digital platform. Brushed in Light pushes this to the limit.

This was the first book I've ever written off a corpus. I was lucky to have undergraduate research assistants help me make framegrabs from the 30,000+ DVDs in Michigan’s Donald Hall Collection. Students started at A and Z respectively and met in the middle. When they were done, we had over nearly 3,000 images of calligraphy from Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, PRC and South Korea. And all of them are online, and thoroughly linked to the online version of the book (click the "Resources" button to go straight into the image database). In some regards, I think it stretches the limits of the open access book. Visit.

Brushed in Light Image Database