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Essential Terms of Chinese Painting

Authors:
Cheng, Maria
Hung, Tang Wai
Choy, Eric

ISBN:
978 962 937 188 3
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
410
List price(s):
180.00 USD
149.95 GBP
169.00 EUR

Publication date:
30 May 2018

Short description: 

Provides comprehensive coverage of the broad spectrum of Chinese painting. Through an array of some 900 terms, this volume exhibits the history of Chinese culture, as interpreted by artists and portrayed in their work. It describes not only the artistic implements and drawing styles, but also how these are influenced by changing cultural considerations over time.

Full description: 

Essential Terms of Chinese Painting provides a comprehensive coverage of the broad spectrum of Chinese painting. Through an array of some 900 terms, it exhibits the history of Chinese culture, as interpreted by artists and portrayed in their work. In masterful detail, it describes not only the artistic implements and drawing styles, but also how these are influenced by changing cultural considerations over time such as religion, philosophy, intellectual ideas, and political developments. From the broad view of how the change of dynasties affected painting trends in both format and subject, to the smallest detail of the methods used to paint different styles of tree branches, this is a full compendium of the scope and depth of artwork from China. This volume features twelve chapters which explore all major areas of art including techniques, implements and materials, inscriptions and seals, painting and mounting formats for all categories including landscape, bird-and-flower, figure and auspicious paintings;provide a helpful resource for readers to enjoy Chinese art with over 500 full-colour illustrations and pictures to further elaborate the terms discussed; serve as an introduction to begin a true understanding of traditional Chinese painting.

Table of contents: 

1. Categories of Painting 2. Painting Theories 3. Connoisseurship and Criticism 4. General Painting Techniques 5. Landscape Painting 6. Bird-and-Flower Painting 7. Figure Painting 8. Auspicious Painting 9. Painting Manuals 10. Implements and Materials 11. Inscriptions and Seals 12. Formats and Mounting of Painting

Biography: 

Dr. Maria Cheng: Associate Professor at the Department of Linguistics and Translation, City University of Hong Kong. She has rich experience in the media industry, including broadcasting, film-making, advertising and publishing. She was the launching Editor-in-Chief of the Hong Kong editions of two international magazines, Cosmopolitan and Elle, and is the author of the book Translation for the Media. She writes and translates extensively and has over 300 publications which include refereed papers and book chapters on translation and discourse analysis. She has edited over 200 books and magazines, and is actively involved in research and publication projects of Chinese painting. Dr. Tang Wai Hung: Deputy Director of the Jao Tsung-I Petite Ecole, The University of Hong Kong, and is an experienced art collector and connoisseur. He was a senior executive in several television corporations in Hong Kong and Macau, and managed the production of numerous programmes, including a series on the National Palace Museum in Taipei and Palace Museum in Beijing. He has lectured in a number of tertiary institutions. He is the author and editor of hundreds of publications on various subjects including Chinese painting. Dr. Eric Choy: A management and marketing professional experienced in consumer goods and medical devices. He has a keen interest in Chinese painting and is an amateur researcher and writer on various topics of Chinese art. His published papers include articles on consumer behaviour and auspicious painting.

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