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Author Törmä, Minna
Title Enchanted by Lohans : Osvald Sirén’s Journey into Chinese Art
Imprint Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press, 2013
©2013
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Edition 1st ed
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Note Intro -- Contents -- List of Figures -- Preface -- Acknowledgements -- 1. In the Forbidden City -- 2. The Beginnings of the Journey -- 3. Enchanted by Lohans in Boston -- 4. The Golden Pavilion -- 5. The Expedition That Lasted Too Long -- 6. The Fruits of the 1921-23 Expedition -- 7. To Go or Not to Go Back to Stockholm -- 8. Language Lessons and Curio Dealers -- 9. Enhancing the Asian Collection in the Nationalmuseum -- 10. The Garden as a Refuge -- 11. Afterword -- Appendix I: Biographies -- Appendix II: Itineraries -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Finnish-Swedish art historian Osvald Sirén (1879-1966) gained international renown as a scholar of Italian art. But when he was almost 40 years old, he was enchanted by the Chinese paintings of Lohans to such an extent that he decided to start his career anew. So he began his voyages to East Asia and left his mark in several fields in Chinese art studies: architecture, sculpture, painting and garden art. This biography of one of the pioneers of Chinese art scholarship in the West will be of interest to anyone with a fascination on Chinese culture and arts and on the history of collecting
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Törmä, Minna Enchanted by Lohans : Osvald Sirén’s Journey into Chinese Art Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press,c2013 9789888139842
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