National Palace Museum: GU SE: 16-18 SHIJI YISHU DE FANGGU FENG. Through the Prism of the Past: Antiquarian Trends in Chinese Art of the 16th-18th Centuries. Taibei, 2003. 320 pp. 182 colour plates. 29x21 cm. Paper.
Catalogue of a quite superb and highly sophisticated exhibition at the National Palace Museum that explores antiquarian trends in Chinese art from the middle Ming dynasty into the early part of the Qing dynasty. The material collected examines the use of archaic and earlier art forms, their copying and interpretation during this period - for example archaic bronzes and jades, Song painting, Song ceramics etc. It also questions our understanding of 'antiquarian' during the 16th to 18th centuries. With a large number of scholar's studio objects from the period, giving insights into the life and collecting habits of the literati and the imperial court. Colour plates throughout showing 182 superb objects. Introductions to each section, captions, list of plates and some essays in English. Main text in Chinese. An important contribution. Recommended. Long out-of-print and very hard to find.
Subjects: Connoisseurship Scholar’s Studio
Available, as of: 13/03/2021
Was item 434 in printed List 200.
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