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Landscapes Clear and Radiant: The Art of Wang Hui (1632-1717)

Fong, Wen C, and Chang, Chin-Sung, and Hearn, Maxwell K (Editor)

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ISBN 10: 0300141440 / ISBN 13: 9780300141443
Published by Metropolitan Museum of Art New York, 2008
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. With dust jacket. 236 p. 265 illustrations, including 81 in full color, 5 maps, catalogue of inscriptions, signatures and seals. Wang Hui painted twelve monumental scrolls that are considered his masterpieces, ranging in size from two feet high to forty-six to eighty-six feet long. Includes four extensive essays on Wang Hui and his art and achievements. A fine condition book in every way. First edition. First Edition. Exhibition Catalogue. Bookseller Inventory # Alibris.00010000814

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Title: Landscapes Clear and Radiant: The Art of ...

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art New York

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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Wang Hui, the most celebrated painter of late-17th-century China, played a key role both in reinvigorating past traditions of landscape painting and in establishing the stylistic foundations for the imperially sponsored art of the Qing court. An artist of protean talent and immense ambition, Wang developed an all-embracing synthesis of historical landscape styles that constituted one of the greatest artistic innovations of late imperial China. This comprehensive study of the painter’s career the first published in English features essays examining his life and achievement as well as his masterwork, the monumental scroll depicting the Kangxi emperor’s Southern Inspection Tour. Twenty-seven of Wang Hui’s paintings, drawn from the Metropolitan Museum and from museums in Beijing, Taipei, Shanghai, and Tokyo, are supplemented by a wealth of images ranging from ancient Chinese paintings to works by Wang’s contemporaries.

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Maxwell K. Hearn is Douglas Dillon Curator and Shiyee Liu is Research Associate, both in the Department of Asian Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Wen C. Fong is Professor Emeritus, Princeton University, and Curator Emeritus, Asian Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Chin-Sung Chang is Assistant Professor of Archaeology and Art History, Seoul National University.

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