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Three Thousand Years of Chinese Painting
Author: Richard M. Barnhart

ISBN: 9780300094473
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 27 July 2002
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 30.7 x 22.6 x 3.0
Description:
From Neolithic painted petroglyphs, early paintings on silk, and landscapes by twelfth-century literati to the traditional handscrolls being produced today, Chinese painting has always had the power to enthrall. This magnificent book, written by a team of eminent international scholars, is the first to recount the history of Chinese painting over a span of some three thousand years. Drawing on museum collections, archives, and archaeological sites in China?including many resources never before available to Western scholars?as well as on collections in other countries, the authors present and analyze the very best examples of Chinese painting: more than 300 of them are reproduced here in color. Both accessible to the general reader and revelatory for the scholar, the book provides the most up-to-date and detailed history of China's pictorial art available today.
In this book the authors rewrite the history of Chinese art wherever it is found?in caves, temples, or museum collections. They begin by grounding the Western reader in Chinese traditions and practices, showing in essence how to look at a Chinese painting. They then shed light on such...

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