17TH-CENTURY CHINESE PAINTINGS FROM THE TSAO FAMILY COLLECTION. Ed. by Stephen Little. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 2016. Published in association with DelMonico Books, Prestel Publishing, New York. 668 pp. with 491 ills. (328 col.). 32 x 27 cm. LC 2016-14976 ISBN 9783791355214 In English.
Documents an exhibition titled "Alternative Dreams: 17th-Century Chinese Paintings from the Tsao Family Collection." Publisher's description: A rare collection of Chinese paintings is magnificently presented in this book, which explores a politically turbulent yet creatively dynamic period in China's history. Comprising 130 paintings from the 17th century, the Tsao Family Collection is singularly comprehensive, including works by nearly all of the most important Chinese painters of the period. This book features 16 works by Dong Qichang, the most protean Chinese painter of the last 500 years; paintings by masters such as Gong Xian, Hongren, Zhu Da, Daoji, Wang Hui, and Wang Yuanqi; and extremely rare works by lesser-known artists, scholars, officials, and Buddhist monks. Divided into sections that encompass both the late Ming Dynasty and the early Qing Dynasty, this volume also includes fascinating essays on a number of themes, such as the function of landscape in Chinese culture, the political uses of painting in 17th-century China, the relationship of Chinese painting to poetry, the flourishing of Buddhist and Daoist studies among late Ming and early Qing literati, and orthodoxy and painting of the era.
Indexing: Non-Western (Traditional/Native Arts), Asia (Traditional) — China — Painting
Worldwide Number: 037120
Hardcover $95.00x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)