Subtitle Meditations on Sun Tzu's Manifesto for Success
Editors of Chartwell Books
Description Description Inspired by the oldest and best compendium of military science and competitive strategies, these 120+ pages invite you to channel your own power and success as you color them in.
Sun Tzu wrote his famous battle treatise in the sixth century BC for Ho Lu, the King of Wu. The story goes that the king was so impressed with The Art of War that he appointed Sun Tzu general. After that, Ho Lu’s armies won major victories—while Sun Tzu’s fame spread.
What can we learn from his book? Though first written more than 2,000 years ago, The Art of War wasn’t translated into English until the twentieth century. While translations differ, one thing they agree on is that rather than the nitty-gritty specifics about warfare, it is about strategy and tactics…strategy and tactics that are often now applied to business, politics, and everyday life.
Whether you’re in business or politics—or somewhere entirely different—there’s something for you in The Art of War Coloring Book. The 120+ gorgeous coloring templates are designed to help you get coloring while you explore your own personal creative side. Because, despite the conflict connotations of this topic, the rhythm and tactile experience of applying color to paper helps you connect to your body, while the simple act of picking up a crayon or marker can calm the mind. Whether you’re focusing on coloring dragons and warriors or lanterns and quotations, you can quiet your everyday thoughts.
In addition to images of dragons, tigers, and the landscapes and architecture of ancient China, pages also include colorable quotations from Sun Tzu, such as:
"He will win who knows when to fight and when not to fight."
"In the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity."
"He who wishes to fight must first count the cost."
"The greatest victory is that which requires no battle."
Just as there is no right or wrong way to use this book, there is no right or wrong way to color. Whether you use pencils, crayons, or gel pens, you can color these unique, line-drawn illustrations however you wish and in whatever way feels right to you. Deep blues, vibrant yellows, rich reds, it’s all up to you! This is about getting in touch with what makes you powerful and distinctive, so if one coloring template doesn’t appeal to you, simply move on to one that does. On the back of each page is a meditative pattern to color in, making each drawing unique.
So why make such a coloring book? One of the great things about coloring is that it’s accessible to anyone. Being able to add your own colors helps make the experience more personal, and, unlike in the boardroom, there’s no pressure to make these drawings perfect. What’s more, the designs are printed on quality paper so your colors won’t bleed through—and you can cherish these masterpieces forever.
So, what are you waiting for? Pick a page, grab some colored pencils, markers, or gel pens, and get coloring.
Chartwell Coloring Books is the ultimate coloring book series, encompassing designs of every kind. From intriguing abstract patterns to beautiful pictures from the natural, technological, and fantasy worlds, each of these coloring books will soothe the mind and inspire the inner creative in anyone. With so many variations of complex, beautiful designs in each book, you’ll have plenty of pages to bring to life. Whether young or old, creative or not, this series has something for you.