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A Companion to Chinese Art


A Companion to Chinese Art


Blackwell Companions to Art History 1. Aufl.

von: Martin J. Powers, Katherine R. Tsiang, Dana Arnold

155,99 €

Verlag: Wiley-Blackwell
Format: EPUB
Veröffentl.: 14.10.2015
ISBN/EAN: 9781118885208
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 584

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Exploring the history of art in China from its earliest incarnations to the present day, this comprehensive volume includes two dozen newly-commissioned essays spanning the theories, genres, and media central to Chinese art and theory throughout its history. Provides an exceptional collection of essays promoting a comparative understanding of China’s long record of cultural production Brings together an international team of scholars from East and West, whose contributions range from an overview of pre-modern theory, to those exploring calligraphy, fine painting, sculpture, accessories, and more Articulates the direction in which the field of Chinese art history is moving, as well as providing a roadmap for historians interested in comparative study or theory Proposes new and revisionist interpretations of the literati tradition, which has long been an important staple of Chinese art history Offers a rich insight into China’s social and political institutions, religious and cultural practices, and intellectual traditions, alongside Chinese art history, theory, and criticism
List of Figures xi Notes on Contributors xv Introduction 1Martin J. Powers and Katherine R. Tsiang Part I Production and Distribution 27 1 Court Painting 29Patricia Ebrey 2 The Culture of Art Collecting in Imperial China 47Scarlett Jang 3 Art, Print, and Cultural Discourse in Early Modern China 73J. P. Park 4 Art and Early Chinese Archaeological Materials 91Xiaoneng Yang Part II Representation and Reality 113 5 Figure Painting: Fragments of the Precious Mirror 115Shane McCausland 6 The Language of Portraiture in China 136Dora C. Y. Ching 7 Visualizing the Divine in Medieval China 158Katherine R. Tsiang 8 Landscape 177Peter C. Sturman 9 Concepts of Architectural Space in Historical Chinese Thought 195Cary Y. Liu 10 Time in Early Chinese Art 212Eugene Y. Wang Part III Theories and Terms 233 11 The Art of “Ritual Artifacts” (Liqi): Discourse and Practice 235Wu Hung 12 Classification, Canon, and Genre 254Richard Vinograd 13 Conceptual and Qualitative Terms in Historical Perspective 277Ronald Egan 14 Imitation and Originality, Theory and Practice 293Ginger Cheng-chi Hs¨u 15 Calligraphy 312Qianshen Bai 16 Emptiness-Substance: Xushi 329Jason C. Kuo Part IV Objects and Persons 349 17 Artistic Status and Social Agency 351Martin J. Powers 18 Ornament in China 371Jessica Rawson 19 Folding Fans and Early Modern Mirrors 392Antonia Finnane 20 Garden Art 410Xin Wu 21 Commercial Advertising Art in 1840–1940s “China” 431Tani E. Barlow Part V Word and Image 455 22 Words in Chinese Painting 457Alfreda Murck 23 On the Origins of Literati Painting in the Song Dynasty 474Jerome Silbergeld 24 Poetry and Pictorial Expression in Chinese Painting 499Susan Bush 25 Popular Literature and Visual Culture in Early Modern China 517Jianhua Chen Index 535
Martin J. Powers is Sally Michelson Davidson Professor of Chinese Arts and Cultures at the University of Michigan, USA, and former director of the Center for Chinese Studies. His publications Art and Political Expression in Early China (1991) and Pattern and Person: Ornament, Society, and Self in Classical China (2006) have both received the Levenson Prize for the best books in pre-twentieth century Chinese Studies.Katherine R. Tsiang is Associate Director of the Center for the Art of East Asia in the Department of Art History, University of Chicago, USA, where she coordinates research materials and programs. Her research is concentrated in the fields of Chinese Buddhist art and Chinese medieval art and visual culture. Her work includes using new technology for digital imaging and reconstruction of Chinese Buddhist caves and she is curator and author of the catalog of the exhibition "Echoes of the Past: The Buddhist Cave Temples of Xiangtangshan" (2010).
A Companion to Chinese Art provides a contemporary survey of one of the world’s greatest and richest artistic traditions. Including over two dozen newly-commissioned essays, it examines this region’s art and theory in all of its multifaceted complexity—spanning the theories, genres, and media central to Chinese art throughout its history. The volume offers a rich insight into China’s social and political institutions, religious practices, and intellectual traditions alongside Chinese art history, theory, and criticism. It brings together an international team of scholars from East and West, whose contributions range from an overview of premodern theory, to those exploring calligraphy, fine painting, sculpture, personal accessories, and more. In addition, the Companion reflects on social and cultural issues, such as the challenges of comparative history, the role of the artist in society, the contested role of gender in art production, different theories of nature that have evolved over time, and articulates the direction in which the field of Chinese art history is moving. In promoting a comparative understanding of China’s long record of cultural production, this volume provides students and scholars of both Asian and non-Asian art history with an exceptional guide to the history of art in China, from its earliest incarnations to the present day.

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