Looking at Chinese Painting: A Comprehensive Guide to the Philosophy, Technique, and History of Chinese Painting

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9784544020663: Looking at Chinese Painting: A Comprehensive Guide to the Philosophy, Technique, and History of Chinese Painting

Beautifully illustrated with paintings from the National Palace Museum, this volume is the first, long-awaited English guide book written by a Chinese scholar, covering the history, philosophy, and techniques of traditional Chinese painting. Mr. Wang, Curator of Painting at the National Palace Museum, discusses pigments and colors, ink, inscriptions, seals and mounting, relationship between painting and calligraphy, copies and forgeries. Over 150 color photographs, including delicate details of many masterworks, along with comparisons and descriptions,enable the reader to understand and distinguish the styles and periods of Chinese painting. A must-read for students and collectors of Chinese painting and an excellent introduction for a general audience.

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Mr. Wang Yao-t'ing is a scholar and curator of painting at the National Palace Museum, Taipei, and is widely recognized as the world's most distinguished scholar of Chinese art. He has written and lectured on the topic and is himself an accomplished painter.

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"This volume is a treasure trove of information about Chinese painting...Wang Yao-t'ing is profoundly qualified...He is thoroughly conversant with calligraphy and painting and their tools...He is knowledgeable about some Western opinions about Chinese painting and is practiced in the methods of Western visual analysis...There is plenty here for beginners, if they read attentively and look carefully, and much to refresh the memories of experts." -- Ellen Johnston Laing, an expert on Chinese painting and Research Associate, Center for Chinese Studies, University of Michigan.

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