Masterpieces of Classical Chinese Painting (Hardcover)

Author: Jingjing, Shao

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Publisher Perseus Distribution Services
Mfg Part# 9780789211071
SKU 220020435
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0789211076
Release Date 10/18/2011
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Dimensions (in Inches) 19.5H x 14.5L x 2T
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Editors Note This oversized volume presents 105 important paintings in chronological order, from the Eastern Jin dynasty (AD 317GÇô420) to the end of the nineteenth century. These masterworks range from brightly colored and crisply delineated Buddhist frescoes to the muted yet evocative ink-wash landscapes of the literati painters. Each spread is devoted to a single painting: on the verso the work is reproduced in full, with a narrative caption that describes its style, iconography, and historical context; and on the recto there appears a gorgeously printed full-page detail that allows the reader to appreciate the true qualities of the work. A general historical introduction skillfully traces the development of the three major genres of Chinese paintingGÇöfigurative, landscape, and bird-and-flowerGÇöthrough each successive dynasty.The readerGÇÖs enjoyment of the artistic treasures gathered within these pages will be heightened by the refined luxury of the bookGÇÖs design. Printed on a premium paper whose subtle texture recalls the feel of silk, it is crafted in the traditional Chinese manner, with folded leaves and a hand-sewn thread binding. Its soft covers are protected by an elegant wraparound case stamped in gold. A worthy monument to a great cultural tradition, Masterpieces of Classical Chinese Painting will appeal to lovers of both fine editions and fine art.
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0280
Publisher Abbeville Press
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