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Synopsis: With this third volume in James Cahill's ongoing account of later Chinese painting it becomes even clearer what a monumental task the author has set himself and how brilliantly he is accomplishing it. Here again is proof that the remarkable achievements of Chinese art, complex as they are, can be made understandable—and enjoyable—to art lovers anywhere. And the book will be no less welcome to scholars, with its masterly summation of recent research and theory together with the original insights of one of the world's leading authorities in the field.
We turn here to the fascinating but extremely complicated art of the late Ming dynasty, with all its currents and crosscurrents of politics, art, and criticism. The time span is less than a hundred years, encompassing the years from 1570, through the decline of Ming fortunes, to the dynasty's final defeat by the Manchu hordes from the north in 1644. The turbulence of the period was echoed in its art, which saw the creation of some of China's great masterworks. Treated in detail are the lives and works of some forty-two of the period's leading artists.
In the author's words: "Late Ming artists, besides producing a body of extraordinary interesting and sometimes superb paintings, were engaged in intricate ways with the past history of their art, and engaged also with their contemporary theorists in an elaborate interaction, a kind of cultural game that was played with especial intensity in this period. Theirs is often an intellectualized, historically conscious art; we can enjoy the paintings without reference to the issues that surround them, but to do so would be a severely limited reading of them. I have chosen instead to try to present them in all their complexity."
There are over 150 plates, including 19 in color, both of familiar masterworks and of pieces that have seldom or never been seen in the West, culled from leading collections in Asia and the West. This wealth of visual delight and instruction ably reinforces a text that is written with a great facility of style.
About the Author: James Cahill, Ph.D., is Professor of Art History at the University of California at Berkeley. A native of California, he received degrees in Oriental languages and art history from Berkeley and the University of Michigan, and was for a time Curator of Chinese Art at the Freer Gallery. His numerous writings, both scholarly and popular, include the well-known Chinese Painting (Skira, 1961) and the Charles Eliot Norton lectures, The Compelling Image: Nature and Style in Seventeenth Century Chinese Painting (Harvard University Press, 1982), as well as the two earlier volumes in the present series, Hills Beyond a River and Parting at the Shore.
Title: Distant Mountains: Chinese Painting Of The ...
Publication Date: 1982
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: 1st ed.
Book Description Weatherhill, New York, 1982. First Edition. Hardcover, no jacket, very good with light wear. Bookseller Inventory # 026052
Book Description Weatherhill 1982-11-01, 1982. Hardcover. Book Condition: good. 1st. 0834801744. Bookseller Inventory # 649391
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Book Description Weatherhill, 1982. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # P020834801744
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Book Description Weatherhill, 1982. Hardback. Book Condition: near fine/near fine. First edition. Quarto. With over 150 plates including 19 in color. A very nice copy in an equally nice dust jacket. In a brodart protective wrapper. Bookseller Inventory # 46577
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Book Description New York, Weatherhill, 1982., 1982. 1. A. 4°. Mit 159 (davon 19 farb.) Abb. a. mitpag. Taf. 16, 302 S. OLwd. m. farb. ill. OU. - A History of Later Chinese Painting, 1279-1950, Bd. 3. - Engl. Text. - Gutes bis sehr gutes Ex. 1. Bookseller Inventory # 273189BB
Book Description New York/Tokyo, Weatherhill, 1982. fester Einband. Book Condition: lt. Beschreibung. 4° 302 p., 19 Color Plates, 139 b/w Plates, cloth, dustjacket; JGB Englisch. Bookseller Inventory # 7768
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