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Art and Artists of Twentieth-century China

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ISBN 10 : 9780520075566
Pages : 451 pages
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Download Art and Artists of Twentieth-century China PDF Full Free by Michael Sullivan and published by Univ of California Press. This book was released on 1996 with total page 451 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Sullivan presents a wealth of material that has never before appeared in a Western language. I expect it will be the standard book on twentieth-century Chinese art for the foreseeable future."--Julia F. Andrews, author of Painters and Politics in the People's Republic of China "A most sympathetic and useful guide to twentieth-century Chinese art. Long the leading scholar on the subject, Professor Sullivan has presented a lucid account of a most dramatic chapter in Chinese art in a complex interplay of aesthetics, politics, cultural, and social history."--Wen C. Fong, Princeton University "So much of China's art in the twentieth century has to do with artistic (and political) ideas from the West that is is appropriate that one of its first comprehensive histories should be written by a Western scholar--especially one who has known personally many of China's leading artistic figures of the last fifty years. Not only does Professor Sullivan tell the complex story of twentieth century China art with lucidity and style, his learned text is also illuminated with witty anecdotes and incisive observations that can only come from an indsider."--Johnson Chang (Chang Tson-zung), Director, Hanart Tz Gallery, Hong Kong


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Modern Chinese Artists

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ISBN 10 : 9780520244498
Pages : 273 pages
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Download Modern Chinese Artists PDF Full Free by Michael Sullivan and published by Univ of California Press. This book was released on 2006-04-03 with total page 273 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Publisher description


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An Index to Reproductions of Paintings by Twentieth-Century Chinese Artists

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Publisher : U OF M CENTER FOR CHINESE STUDIES
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ISBN 10 : 9780472038084
Pages : 555 pages
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Download An Index to Reproductions of Paintings by Twentieth-Century Chinese Artists PDF Full Free by Ellen Johnston Laing and published by U OF M CENTER FOR CHINESE STUDIES. This book was released on 2021-01-19 with total page 555 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the second half of the twentieth century, studies in Chinese painting history have been greatly aided by several major lists of Chinese artists and their works. Published between 1956 and 1980, these lists were limited to Imperial China. The current index covers the period from 1912 to around 1980. It includes the names of approximately 3,500 traditional-style artists along with lists of their works, reproduced in some 264 monographs, books, journals, and catalogs published from the 1920s to around 1980. With a few exceptions, artists working after 1949 outside continental China are excluded. Revised Edition, 1998; first published by the Asian Studies Program, University of Oregon, 1984.


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Museum Representations of Maoist China

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ISBN 10 : 9781317093008
Pages : 264 pages
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Download Museum Representations of Maoist China PDF Full Free by Amy Jane Barnes and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-04-15 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The collection, interpretation and display of art from the People’s Republic of China, and particularly the art of the Cultural Revolution, have been problematic for museums. These objects challenge our perception of ’Chineseness’ and their style, content and the means of their production question accepted notions of how we perceive art. This book links art history, museology and visual culture studies to examine how museums have attempted to reveal, discuss and resolve some of these issues. Amy Jane Barnes addresses a series of related issues associated with collection and display: how museums deal with difficult and controversial subjects; the role they play in mediating between the object and the audience; the role of the Other in the creation of Self and national identities; the nature, role and function of art in society; the museum as image-maker; the impact of communism (and Maoism) on the cultural history of the twentieth-century; and the appropriation of communist visual iconography. This book will be of interest to researchers and students of museology, visual and cultural studies as well as scholars of Chinese and revolutionary art.


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Twentieth-century Chinese Painting

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Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
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ISBN 10 : UOM:39015034690845
Pages : 298 pages
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Download Twentieth-century Chinese Painting PDF Full Free by James Cahill and published by Oxford University Press, USA. This book was released on 1988 with total page 298 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Richly illustrated with 200 black-and-white and 32 color plates, this stimulating collection surveys the full range of 20th-century Chinese painting, covering all the schools and major artists, both within the People's Republic and elsewhere. Chinese artists now draw their inspirations from an amazing variety of subjects--airplanes and automobiles, Vietnamese refugees and Beijing opera, ancient cave murals and historical figures--and they have developed new techniques and formats that have greatly expanded the range of Chinese paintings. Their work reveals how traditional techniques, when reintroduced into unexpected contexts, can bring about strikingly new results. In light of the tremendous variety of artistic impulses and stylistic approaches that exist in 20th-century Chinese painting, and the rapidity with which these changes have occurred, it is quite remarkable that China's artistic tradition has not only been able to sustain itself, but continues to evolve in new and exciting directions. This beautiful volume captures the vibrancy of a national art that is stunning in its complexity and diversity.


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Subversive Strategies in Contemporary Chinese Art

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ISBN 10 : 9789004187955
Pages : 477 pages
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Download Subversive Strategies in Contemporary Chinese Art PDF Full Free by Mary Wiseman and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2011-03-21 with total page 477 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How contemporary Chinese art is creating “a philosophy of life, a philosophy of politics, and a natural philosophy,” as artist Qiu Zhijie says it must, is explored in this collection of essays by philosophers and art historians from America and China.


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Total Modernity and the Avant-Garde in Twentieth-Century Chinese Art

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Publisher : MIT Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780262294713
Pages : 422 pages
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Download Total Modernity and the Avant-Garde in Twentieth-Century Chinese Art PDF Full Free by Minglu Gao and published by MIT Press. This book was released on 2011-04-29 with total page 422 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A groundbreaking book that describes a distinctively Chinese avant-gardism and a modernity that unifies art, politics, and social life. To the extent that Chinese contemporary art has become a global phenomenon, it is largely through the groundbreaking exhibitions curated by Gao Minglu: "China/Avant-Garde" (Beijing, 1989), "Inside Out: New Chinese Art" (Asia Society, New York, 1998), and "The Wall: Reshaping Contemporary Chinese Art" (Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 2005) among them. As the first Chinese writer to articulate a distinctively Chinese avant-gardism and modernity—one not defined by Western chronology or formalism—Gao Minglu is largely responsible for the visibility of Chinese art in the global art scene today. Contemporary Chinese artists tend to navigate between extremes, either embracing or rejecting a rich classical tradition. Indeed, for Chinese artists, the term "modernity" refers not to a new epoch or aesthetic but to a new nation—modernityinextricably connects politics to art. It is this notion of "total modernity" that forms the foundation of the Chinese avant-garde aesthetic, and of this book. Gao examines the many ways Chinese artists engaged with this intrinsic total modernity, including the '85 Movement, political pop, cynical realism, apartment art, maximalism, and the museum age, encompassing the emergenceof local art museums and organizations as well as such major events as the Shanghai Biennial. He describes the inner logic of the Chinese context while locating the art within the framework of a worldwide avant-garde. He vividly describes the Chinese avant-garde's embrace of a modernity that unifies politics, aesthetics, and social life, blurring the boundaries between abstraction, conception, and representation. Lavishly illustrated with color images throughout, this book will be a touchstone for all considerations of Chinese contemporary art.


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The Arts of China

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Publisher : Univ of California Press
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ISBN 10 : 0520218779
Pages : 356 pages
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Download The Arts of China PDF Full Free by Michael Sullivan and published by Univ of California Press. This book was released on 1999 with total page 356 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Sullivan has thoroughly revised this classic history of Chinese art which covers the period from Neolithic times to the 1990s. 224 photos. 164 color illustrations. 14 maps.


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China—Art—Modernity

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Publisher : Hong Kong University Press
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ISBN 10 : 9789888455911
Pages : 248 pages
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Download China—Art—Modernity PDF Full Free by David Clarke and published by Hong Kong University Press. This book was released on 2019-01-22 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: China—Art—Modernity provides a critical introduction to modern and contemporary Chinese art as a whole. It illuminates what is distinctive and significant about the rich range of art created during the tumultuous period of Chinese history from the end of Imperial rule to the present day. The story of Chinese art in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries is shown to be deeply intertwined with that of the country’s broader socio-political development, with art serving both as a tool for the creation of a new national culture and as a means for critiquing the forms that culture has taken. The book’s approach is inclusive. In addition to treating art within the Chinese Mainland itself during the Republican and Communist eras, for instance, it also looks at the art of colonial Hong Kong, Taiwan and the Chinese diaspora. Similarly, it gives equal prominence to artists employing tools and idioms of indigenous Chinese origin and those who engage with international styles and contemporary media. In this way it writes China into the global story of modern art as a whole at a moment in intellectual history when Western-centred stories of modern and contemporary culture are finally being recognized as parochial and inadequate. Assuming no previous background knowledge of Chinese history and culture, this concise yet comprehensive and richly-illustrated book will appeal to those who already have an established interest in modern Chinese art and those for whom this is a novel topic. It will be of particular value to students of Chinese art or modern art in general, but it is also for those in the wider reading public with a curiosity about modern China. At a time when that country has become a major actor on the world stage in all sorts of ways, accessible sources of information concerning its modern visual culture are nevertheless surprisingly scarce. As a consequence, a fully nuanced picture of China’s place in the modern world remains elusive. China—Art—Modernity is a timely remedy for that situation. ‘Here is a book that offers a comprehensive account of the dizzying transformations of Chinese art and society in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Breaking free of conventional dichotomies between traditional and modern, Chinese and Western that have hobbled earlier studies, Clarke’s highly original book is exactly what I would assign my own students. Anyone eager to understand developments in China within the global history of modern art should read this book.’ —Robert E. Harrist Jr., Columbia University ‘Clarke’s book presents a critically astute mapping of the arts of modern and contemporary China. It highlights the significance of urban and industrial contexts, migration, diasporas and the margins of the mainland, while imaginatively seeking to inscribe its subject into the broader story of modern art. A timely and reliable intervention—and indispensable for the student and non-specialist reader.’ —Shane McCausland, SOAS University of London


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The Making of a Modern Art World

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ISBN 10 : 9789004338104
Pages : 386 pages
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Download The Making of a Modern Art World PDF Full Free by Pedith Pui Chan and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2017-03-06 with total page 386 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Making of A Modern Art World explores the institutionalisation and legitimisation of guohua in Republican Shanghai, aiming to reconstruct the operational logic and the stratified hierarchy of Shanghai’s art world.


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Modern Asian Art

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ISBN 10 : 0824821424
Pages : 352 pages
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Download Modern Asian Art PDF Full Free by John Clark and published by University of Hawaii Press. This book was released on 1998-01-01 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A seminal publication focusing on the modern art of Japan, China, India, Thailand, and Indonesia. A significant and challenging contribution to the discussion of the advent of modernism in Asia.


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Folk Art and Modern Culture in Republican China

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Publisher : Lexington Books
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ISBN 10 : 9781498526296
Pages : 292 pages
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Download Folk Art and Modern Culture in Republican China PDF Full Free by Felicity Lufkin and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2016-01-21 with total page 292 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Folk art is now widely recognized as an integral part of the modern Chinese cultural heritage, but in the early twentieth century, awareness of folk art as a distinct category in the visual arts was new. Internationally, intellectuals in different countries used folk arts to affirm national identity and cultural continuity in the midst of the changes of the modern era. In China, artists, critics and educators likewise saw folk art as a potentially valuable resource: perhaps it could be a fresh source of cultural inspiration and energy, representing the authentic voice of the people in contrast to what could be seen as the limited and elitist classical tradition. At the same time, many Chinese intellectuals also saw folk art as a problem: they believed that folk art, as it was, promoted superstitious and backward ideas that were incompatible with modernization and progress. In either case, folk art was too important to be left in the hands of the folk: educated artists and researchers felt a responsibility intervene, to reform folk art and create new popular art forms that would better serve the needs of the modern nation. In the early 1930s, folk art began to figure in the debates on social role of art and artists that were waged in the pages of the Chinese press, the first major exhibition of folk art was held in Hangzhou, and the new print movement claimed the print as a popular artistic medium while, for the most part, declaring its distance from contemporary folk printmaking practices. During the war against Japan, from 1937 to 1945, educated artists deployed imagery and styles drawn from folk art in morale-boosting propaganda images, but worried that this work fell short of true artistic accomplishment and pandering to outmoded tastes. The questions raised in interaction with folk art during this pivotal period, questions about heritage, about the social position of art, and the exercise of cultural authority continue to resonate into the present day.


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China: A History (Volume 2)

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Publisher : Hackett Publishing
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ISBN 10 : 9781603843027
Pages : 302 pages
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Download China: A History (Volume 2) PDF Full Free by Harold M. Tanner and published by Hackett Publishing. This book was released on 2010-03-15 with total page 302 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Available in one or two volumes, this accessible, yet rigorous, introduction to the political, social, and cultural history of China provides a balanced and thoughtful account of the development of Chinese civilization from its beginnings to the present day. Each volume includes ample illustrations, a full complement of maps, a chronological table, extensive notes, recommendations for further reading and an index. Volume 1: From Neolithic Cultures through the Great Qing Empire (10,000 BCE—1799). Volume 2: From the Great Qing Empire through the People's Republic of China (1644—2009).


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Chinese Art

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Publisher : Metropolitan Museum of Art
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ISBN 10 : 9780870999833
Pages : 313 pages
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Download Chinese Art PDF Full Free by Maxwell K. Hearn and published by Metropolitan Museum of Art. This book was released on 2001 with total page 313 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: China's entry into the modern era was shaped by unprecedented internal turmoil and external pressures, which brought a forceful end to two millennia of imperial rule and cultural insularity. The essays in this volume offer a variety of perspectives on the impact of the West on indigenous literature, architecture, painting, and calligraphy during this period (ca. 1860-1980). This book is published in conjunction with the exhibition "Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Chinese Paintings from the Robert H. Ellsworth Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art", held at the museum from 30th January-19th August 2001.


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The Art of Modern China

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ISBN 10 : 9780520238145
Pages : 383 pages
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Download The Art of Modern China PDF Full Free by Julia F. Andrews and published by Univ of California Press. This book was released on 2012-09-24 with total page 383 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “The Art of Modern China is a long-awaited, much-needed survey. The authors’ combined experience in this field is exceptional. In addition to presenting key arguments for students and arts professionals, Andrews and Shen enliven modern Chinese art for all readers. The Art of Modern China gives just treatment to an expanded field of overlooked artworks that confront the challenges of modernization.”—De-nin Deanna Lee, author of The Night Banquet: A Chinese Scroll through Time.


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Modern Art for a Modern China

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ISBN 10 : 9781000207927
Pages : 190 pages
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Download Modern Art for a Modern China PDF Full Free by Yiyan Wang and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2020-11-11 with total page 190 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How did art reform fit into the many initiatives for social and cultural change that contributed to the New Cultural Movement that transformed the Chinese cultural landscape during the Republican period? "Modern art for a modern China" was the rallying cry of Chinese intellectuals, many of whom were artists, critics, writers, poets and educators. Wang describes how these groups discussed and implanted changes in China’s conception and practice of art. She demonstrates how art reforms fit into the many initiatives for social and cultural change that contributed to the New Cultural Movement that transformed the Chinese cultural landscape during the Republican period. In doing so, she analyses two key areas in the intellectual history of Republican China: China’s art reform in the early decades of the twentieth century; and the connection and intersection between colonialism, nationalism and cosmopolitanism, including their direct impact on the development of art and art practice in China. Modern Art for a Modern China is an invaluable resource for scholars and students of China’s twentieth-century intellectual history and art history.


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The Virgin Mary and Catholic Identities in Chinese History

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ISBN 10 : 9789888139996
Pages : 312 pages
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Download The Virgin Mary and Catholic Identities in Chinese History PDF Full Free by Jeremy Clarke and published by Hong Kong University Press. This book was released on 2013-08-01 with total page 312 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Chinese Catholic Church traces its living roots back to the late sixteenth century and its historical roots back even further, to the Yuan dynasty. This book explores paintings and sculptures of the Virgin Mary and the communities that produced them over several centuries. It argues for the emergence of distinctly Chinese Catholic identities as artistic representations of the Virgin Mary, at different times and in different places, absorbed and in turn influenced representations of Chinese figures from Guanyin to the Empress Dowager. At other times indigenous styles have been diluted by Western influences—following the influx of European missionaries in the nineteenth century, for example, or with globalization in recent years. The book engages with history, theology and art, and draws on imagery and archival photographs that have been largely neglected. As a study of the social and cultural histories of communities that have survived over many centuries, this book offers a new view of Catholicism in China—one that sees its history as more than simply a cycle of persecution and resistance. Fr. Jeremy Clarke, SJ, is an Australian Province Jesuit teaching as an assistant professor in the History Department of Boston College. He is also a school visitor in the Australian Center for China in the World at the Australian National University, Canberra.