126 pages, 18x26cm, soft cover
author Pan BOHUA,
published in 1990 by Shandong
Friendship Book House
- in Chinese and English
Here what the preface says:
drawings is one of a series on Weifang kites. (...). The
Weifang kites introduced in the book are kites with soft-wing,
kites with rugged wing, train kites with dragon head, kites
in the shape of plank and bucket-shaped kites. The drawing
is including complete-work drawing, frame drawing, spare
drawing, assembly drawing and color-painting drawing. According
to the drawings kite makers may design, survey and draw
the blueprint and then make kites with it."
There are explanations how to draw
the kite patterns, the bamboo curved spars, many useful
tips. There are explanations how to draw the kite patterns,
the bamboo curved spars, many useful tips. For example there
is the drawing for the teeth of the dragon. Everything is
on scale. The drawings are excellent, well detailed and
entirely marked on. Visibly, they are done by a skill professional.
This book is really a reference for these kites.
Don't expect explanations on the
way to work bamboo spars, to glue cloth or paper on the
bamboo frame, how to paint it. I imagine that it is in another
book, but I don't have it.