Hay, Jonathan: SHITAO. Painting and Modernity in Early Qing China. RES Monographs in Anthropology and Aesthetics. Cambridge, 2001. xxiv, 412 pp. 22 colour and 220 b/w illustrations. Maps, detailed chronology, notes, glossary, bibliography, index. 29x23 cm. Cloth.
Surely destined to become a standard western-language reference on Shitao (1642-1707), this is a most detailed and authoritative study of the artist's life and practice, as well as a contribution to the social and intellectual history of late imperial China. Jonathan Hay argues for the modernity of Shitao's art, in which he discovers a 'redefinition of subjectivity' and an 'aspiration to autonomy'. Very hard to find.
Out of stock, as of: 03/03/2020
Was item 381 in printed List 196.
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