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Emperor Scholar Artisan Monk: The Creative Personality in Chinese Works of Art

£85.00Price

The second in the series of catalogues and exhibitions on the endlessly diverse subject of artworks which reflect the culture of the Chinese scholar class and some of the individuals who comprised it (see also In Scholars' Taste and The Literati Mode) . Amongst the works presented here are a group of signed and superb rhinoceros horn carvings; imposing stone desk objects, including unusual and fine examples by metalworker Hu Wen-ming; an interesting group of Chin Hsi-yai bamboo carvings from the carver's own collection; and a group of imperially-related objects centering around the K'and-hsi Emperor's Tour of the South handscroll. These works have an intellectual content and a refined aesthetic intent, making them more interesting than and consequently superior to simple craftsmanship.

 

Three hardback fold-out volumes accompany the catalogue:

Prince I's Lan-T'ing Ink Rubbing Compilation (1592)

Beautiful Scenery of Peach Blossom Spring (1638)

The Seventh Nan-Hsün-T'u Handscroll: From Wu-Hsi to Suchou (1691–1698)

  • Sydney L. Moss Ltd., London

    1 paperback (288 pages, 285 x 209, 170 colour illustrations)

    with 3 hardback books of plates
    ISBN: No isbn

  • Accompanying volumes

    Three hardback fold-out volumes accompany the catalogue:

    Prince I's Lan-T'ing Ink Rubbing Compilation (1592)

    Beautiful Scenery of Peach Blossom Spring (1638)

    The Seventh Nan-Hsün-T'u Handscroll: From Wu-Hsi to Suchou (1691–1698)