An Illustrated History of Chinese Painting, Vol. 2


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An Illustrated History of Chinese Painting, Vol. 2


Author/Editor: Editorial Board

Illustrators: Various

Order No. 1141

ISBN-13: 9781622460359

ISBN-10:  1622460359

Binding: Soft Hardcover

Publisher: Homa & Sekey Books

Pub Year: 2017

Language: English

Size: 8.5 x 11

Page: 430

Price: $50.00. You pay only $40.00 (after 20% discount).


About the Book


An Illustrated History of Chinese Painting traces artists and masterpieces in Chinese painting history. With pictures and text in two volumes, the author follows dynasties chronologically and discusses artists and their artworks, offering historical and academic insights into art in an easy-to-understand language for both professionals and the general public.


Volume One chronicles over 400 artworks by more than 120 artists from the primitive times up to the Yuan, tracing the evolution of art through different dynasties. Volume Two presents more than 500 artworks, most of which are paintings, by over 180 artists of the Ming and the Qing.


With a total of 300 artists and 900 paintings, An Illustrated History of Chinese Painting is perhaps the most comprehensive book of Chinese painting in the English publication. Each artist is given a profile and each painting has the type, dimensions, year of creation, and the location information, in addition to a short introduction to and an analysis of the painting. One noticeable feature is that some important artists who had long been marginalized or misunderstood by art historians such as Qian Xuan and the Four Wangs of the Qing dynasty have been given due attention in the book.


About the Author/Editor


An Illustrated History of Chinese Painting, in two volumes, was compiled and edited by an editorial board composed of scholars at the China Academy of Art and Art College of Hangzhou Normal University as well as editors at Zhejiang People’s Fine Art Publishing House. The editorial board has successfully completed a series of key publication projects including books sponsored by the National Publication Foundation. The books published by the editorial board include Selected Art Works of Celebrated Ancient Artists in fifty volumes and Famed Paintings in Retrospection in eight volumes.




Chapter Eight

Painting of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644 AD)

1. The Ming: A Great Era of Artistic Innovation

2. Landscape of the Ming

3. Flower and Bird Painting of the Ming

4. Figure Painting of the Ming


Chapter Nine

Painting of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911 AD)

1. The Qing: Painting Advanced in All Ways

2. Court Painting of the Qing

3. Landscape Painting of the Qing

4. Flower-Bird Painting of the Qing

5. Figure Painting of the Qing

6. Painting of the Last Decades of the Qing

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Weight 4 lbs