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Author Powers, Martin J
Title A Companion to Chinese Art
Imprint Chicester : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, 2015
©2015
book jacket
Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (583 pages)
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computer c rdamedia
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Series Blackwell Companions to Art History Ser. ; v.11
Blackwell Companions to Art History Ser
Note Intro -- A Companion to Chinese Art -- Contents -- List of Figures -- Notes on Contributors -- Introduction -- Historiographic Perspective -- Long-Term Controversies -- Loaded Terms -- Western Influence -- Philosophical Pluralism -- The Volume -- Overview of the Chapters -- Production and Distribution -- Representation and Reality -- Theories and Terms -- Objects and Persons -- Word and Image -- Note -- References -- Part I: Production and Distribution -- Chapter 1: Court Painting -- The Artistic Success of Song Court Painting -- The Political Context of Court Paintings -- Remaining Issues -- Further Exploration -- Chinese Terms -- References -- Further Reading -- Chapter 2: The Culture of Art Collecting in Imperial China -- Introduction -- The Formation and Geographical Distribution of Private Art Collections -- Demography -- Traditional Literati Art Collectors -- Women, Palace Eunuchs, and Temples as Art Collectors -- Merchant Art Collectors -- The Issue of Ya versus Su -- Connoisseurship and Connoisseurs -- Art Collection Catalogs -- Art Market, Art Dealers, Art Prices, Forgeries, and Related Phenomena -- Art Market, Dealers, and Prices -- Art Dealers and Patterns of Their Business Dealings -- Art Market and Forgeries -- Conclusion -- Chinese Terms -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 3: Art, Print, and Cultural Discourse in Early Modern China -- Invention and Innovation -- Books and Social Climbing -- Painting Albums and Manuals -- The Cultural Matrix of Early Modern China -- Chinese Terms -- References -- Chapter 4: Art and Early Chinese Archaeological Materials -- Highlights of the Development of Early Tombs and Associated Studies -- Neolithic Period -- Shang Dynasty -- Eastern Zhou -- Early Han Dynasty -- Archaeological and Theoretical Readings -- Chinese Terms -- References -- Further Reading -- Patr II: Representation and Reality
Chapter 5: Figure Painting -- Lessons from the Admonitions -- Scoping the Genre -- The Body -- Why Ink Outline? -- Conclusion: Reflections on the Narratives of Figure Painting -- Chinese Terms -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 6: The Language of Portraiture in China -- Introduction -- Historical Development and the Emergence of Types -- Critical Issues in the Art of Chinese Portraiture -- Terminology and Typology -- Acknowledgments -- Chinese Terms -- Notes -- References -- Further Reading -- Chapter 7: Visualizing the Divine in Medieval China -- Introduction -- Historical Background -- Figures of Divine Presence -- Buddhist Images -- Daoist Images -- Ancestral Spirits -- Sacred Spaces and Divine Cosmologies -- Tombs and Heavenly Visions -- Cave Shrines -- Embodiments of Divine Realms -- Landscape as Sacred Geography -- Conclusion -- Chinese Terms -- Notes -- References -- Further Reading -- Chapter 8: Landscape -- Bibliographical Note -- Chinese Terms -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 9: Concepts of Architectural Space in Historical Chinese Thought -- Chinese Terms -- Notes -- References -- Further Reading -- Chapter 10: Time in Early Chinese Art -- Why Time in Chinese Art? -- Mechanism of Cyclical Time -- Art as Manipulation of Time -- Time and Alchemy -- Reconciling Cyclicality and Linearity -- Chinese Terms -- Notes -- References -- Further Reading -- Part III: Theories and Terms -- Chapter 11: The Art of "Ritual Artifacts" (Liqi) -- Eastern Zhou Discourse on Liqi -- The Age of Liqi -- The Legacy of Ritual Artifacts -- Chinese Terms -- Notes -- References -- Further Reading -- Chapter 12: Classification, Canon, and Genre -- Introduction -- Key Terms -- Historical Development of Artist Ranking Systems -- Antiquity, Rarity, and Market Value Ranking -- Connoisseurial Literature -- Canons and Canonicity -- Canons in Architecture
Canonical Religious Icons -- Calligraphic Texts -- Painting Canons -- Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains -- Reproductive Media -- Proto-Museums -- Genre, Theory, and History -- Painting Genres -- Genre-Specific Texts and Painting Manuals in the Later Imperial Era -- Chinese Terms -- References -- Further Reading -- Chapter 13: Conceptual and Qualitative Terms in Historical Perspective -- Gu Kaizhi on Xing and Shen -- Shen Applied to Landscape Painting -- Key Terms in Xie Hes Six Laws -- Five Dynasties and Song Period Developments -- Zhen and Yi -- Concepts in "Literati Painting" -- "Poetic Mood" in Painting -- Chinese Terms -- References -- Further Reading -- Chapter 14: Imitation and Originality, Theory and Practice -- Introduction -- The Canonization of Wang Xizhis Preface to the Poems from the Orchid Pavilion Literary Gathering -- The Technique of Ink Rubbing -- Replication and Transmission: Establishing the Classical Tradition in Chinese Calligraphy -- Compendium of Characters -- Fang Imitation and Dong Qichangs Southern School of Painting -- The Expanded Meaning of Lin -- New Definition of Fang -- Dong Qichangs Southern School of Painting -- Chinese Terms -- Notes -- References -- Further Reading -- Chapter 15: Calligraphy -- Institutional Foundations of Chinese Calligraphy -- Social Functions and the Material Dimension of Calligraphy -- Canons and Daily Practice (Rike) -- Text, Script Type, and Personal Style -- Chinese Terms -- Notes -- References -- Further Reading -- Chapter 16: Emptiness-Substance: Xushi -- Xu and Shi in the Art of the Chinese Literary Garden -- Xu and Shi in Seal Engraving -- Xu and Shi in Chinese Calligraphy and Literati Painting -- Chinese Terms -- References -- Further Reading -- Part IV: Objects and Persons -- Chapter 17: Artistic Status and Social Agency
The Zhou Dynasty and Warring States Period (Eleventh through Third Centuries bce) -- Scales of Value and the Status of the Artist -- Cultural Competition -- The Han Dynasty -- Scales of Value and the Status of the Artist -- Cultural Competition -- Medieval Period (Third through Tenth Centuries ce) -- Scales of Value and the Status of the Artist -- Cultural Competition -- Early Modern Period: Song Dynasty (960-1278) -- Scales of Value and the Status of the Artist -- Cultural Competition -- The Court versus the Literati -- The Role of Women in the Arts -- Concluding Thoughts on the Late, Early Modern Period (Fourteenth through Eighteenth Centuries) -- Art Historical Art -- Conclusion -- Chinese Terms -- References -- Chapter 18: Ornament in China -- Definitions and Traits -- Early China, ca. 5000-221 bce -- The Early Empires and Their Successors (221 bce-906 ce) -- From Song to Qing -- Chinese Terms -- Notes -- References -- Further Reading -- Chapter 19: Folding Fans and Early Modern Mirrors -- Origins and Originality: Ancient Mirrors -- Origins and Originality: Ancient Fans -- Early Modern Things: Mirrors -- Early Modern Things: Folding Fans -- Material Change and the Social Death of Things -- Chinese Terms -- References -- Further Reading -- Chapter 20: Garden Art -- The Rise of Garden Form: Bronze Age to Han -- The Formation of a Genre: Six Dynasties Period to Tang -- The Development of Landscape Gardening: Song to Ming -- The Turn to a Pictorial Esthetic: Ming to Qing -- Gardens as Lyrical Enclaves -- Chinese Gardens in the Context of a World History of Gardens -- Chinese Terms -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 21: Commercial Advertising Art in 1840-1940s "China" -- Commercial Cartoon Genre and the Cliché Mise-en-Scène of the Gazing Girl -- Badiou and Inaesthetics -- What is the Historicity of Commercial Advertising Art?
Advertising and Art Photography -- Conclusion -- Chinese Terms -- Notes -- References -- Further Reading -- Part V: Word and Image -- Chapter 22: Words in Chinese Painting -- Beginnings: Identifying, Labeling, Naming -- Calligraphy and Poetry as Key Factors in the Word-Image Relationship -- The Northern Song (960-1127) Integration of Poetry, Calligraphy, and Painting -- Painting Became a Vehicle for Expressions of Discontent -- Southern Song (1127-1272) -- Seal Legends -- Comparisons with Western Europe -- The Mongol Yuan Dynasty (1272-1368) -- Ming Dynasty: The Literati Esthetic Becomes Dominant -- The Manchu Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) -- Silent Poetry and Vernacular Painting -- Conclusion -- Chinese Terms -- References -- Further Reading -- Chapter 23: On the Origins of Literati Painting in the Song Dynasty -- Paintings by Literati and "Literati Painting" -- If Not Khubilai, Then What, When, Why? -- "Literati Painting": How to Think about What We Do and Do Not Know -- Chinese Terms -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 24: Poetry and Pictorial Expression in Chinese Painting -- Gu Kaizhi (ca. 345-ca. 406) -- Guo Xi (after 1000-ca. 1090) and Huayi (The Meaning of Painting) -- Xieyi and Shiyi -- The Shiyi of Sima Huai and Mi Youren -- Conclusion -- Chinese Terms -- References -- Chapter 25: Popular Literature and Visual Culture in Early Modern China -- Peeping in the Classical Period -- The Topos of Peeping in Medieval and Early Modern Literature -- Framed Peeping and Garden Aesthetics -- Epilogue -- Chinese Terms -- Notes -- References -- Further Reading -- Index -- EULA
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Link Print version: Powers, Martin J. A Companion to Chinese Art Chicester : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated,c2015 9781444339130
Subject Art, Chinese
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