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Title:
Chinese artistic kites
Author:
Ha, Kuiming, 1917-
Personal Author:
Uniform Title:
Chung-kuo Ha shih feng cheng. English
Publication Information:
San Francisco, CA : China Books & Periodicals, 1990.
Physical Description:
158 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm.
General Note:
Translation of: Chung-kuo Ha shih feng cheng.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780835122795
Format :
Book

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Library Journal Review

In 7 8 format, this charmingly written and beautifully illustrated little book introduces kites made since the mid-19th century by the Ha family of Beijing. Following a brief but interesting introduction to the history of kites (they originated in China and were probably first used for spying!), Ha family kites are discussed in detail. Illustrations of stunning examples of eight kite types are followed by diagrams and discussions of kite construction; the authors also add some advice and illustrations on kite flying. Although it is doubtful that a beginner could pick up this book and build a Ha kite, it should provide many hours of enjoyment for expert and novice alike. Highly recommended for public libraries.-- Patricia R. Hausman, Coll. of William and Mary Lib., Va. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.