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17th-Century Chinese Paintings from the Tsao Family Collection (Hardcover) (Stephen Little)
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A rare collection of Chinese paintings ismagnificently presented in this book, whichexplores a politically turbulent yet creativelydynamic period in China's history. Comprising 130 paintings from the 17th century, the Tsao FamilyCollection is singularly comprehensive, including works bynearly all of the most important Chinese painters of the period.This book features 16 works by Dong Qichang, the most proteanChinese painter of the last 500 years; paintings by masters suchas Gong Xian, Hongren, Zhu Da, Daoji, Wang Hui, and WangYuanqi; and extremely rare works by lesser-known artists,scholars, officials, and Buddhist monks. Divided into sectionsthat encompass both the late Ming Dynasty and the early QingDynasty, this volume also includes fascinating essays on anumber of themes, such as the function of landscape in Chineseculture, the political uses of painting in 17th-century China, therelationship of Chinese painting to poetry, the flourishing ofBuddhist and Daoist studies among late Ming and early Qingliterati, and orthodoxy and painting of the era. Rounding outthe volume are new and authoritative interpretations of theTsao Collection written by leading scholars and remarkable newtranslations by Jonathan Chaves, Ronald Egan, and others, ofthe Chinese poems and prose texts inscribed on the paintingsand calligraphic works in the exhibition.
Number of Pages: 667
Publisher: Prestel Pub
Author: Stephen Little
Street Date: August 29, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-27-6689
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