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Author Clunas, Craig, author
Title Chinese painting and its audiences / Craig Clunas
Imprint Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2017]
book jacket
 傅{21426  WX ND1040 C649 2017    AVAILABLE    30530001267871
 Ethnology Library  ND1040 .C627 2017    AVAILABLE    30520020835212
 人文社會聯圖  ND1040 .C627 2017    AVAILABLE    30610020529384
Descript x, 288 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 30 cm
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Series The A.W. Mellon lectures in the fine arts ; 2012
Bollingen series ; XXXV: volume 61
A.W. Mellon lectures in the fine arts ; 2012
Bollingen series ; 35:61
Note Includes bibliographical references (page 263-276) and index
Beginning and ending -- The gentleman -- The emperor -- The merchant -- The nation -- The people
"What is Chinese painting? When did it begin? And what are the different associations of this term in China and the West? In Chinese Painting and Its Audiences, which is based on the A. W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts given at the National Gallery of Art, leading art historian Craig Clunas draws from a wealth of artistic masterpieces and lesser-known pictures, some of them discussed here in English for the first time, to show how Chinese painting has been understood by a range of audiences over five centuries, from the Ming Dynasty to today. Richly illustrated, Chinese Painting and Its Audiences demonstrates that viewers in China and beyond have irrevocably shaped this great artistic tradition. Arguing that audiences within China were crucially important to the evolution of Chinese painting, Clunas considers how Chinese artists have imagined the reception of their own work. By examining paintings that depict people looking at paintings, he introduces readers to ideal types of viewers: the scholar, the gentleman, the merchant, the nation, and the people." -- Publisher's description
Subject Painting, Chinese
Painting, Chinese -- Appreciation
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