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    DescriptionPainting has always been regarded by the Chinese as a supreme art, its merits equal to those of poetry and philosophy. The tradition can be traced over 2,500 years, but - from very early on - many Chinese paintings were made to be viewed on a temporary basis, displayed for just a few hours, or perhaps several weeks. The masterpieces of the form have been seen very rarely, and then only by few, particularly in the West. This spectacular book accompanies a major V&A exhibition that brings together some of the world's masterpieces on silk and paper - many of which will be displayed only for a short time. Presenting works from the richest and most representative collections in the world, the book is an authoritative guide to these great works, and includes the best paintings by the greatest masters as well as those by lesser-known artists. Written by a team of international scholars, the book explains the background against which Chinese painters worked, as well as the original social context of the paintings and their display in the palace, temple, studio or tomb.


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    Title
    Masterpieces of Chinese Painting: 700 - 1900
    Subtitle
    700-1900
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Hongzing Zhang
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 360
    Width: 247 mm
    Height: 287 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 2,313 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781851777563
    ISBN 10: 1851777563
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.1
    Abridged Dewey: 709
    LC classification: N
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FPC
    BIC E4L: ART
    BIC subject category V2: AFC
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 43
    BIC subject category V2: ACBP
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    Libri: ENGM3500
    BISAC V2.8: ART015000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15840
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ASIAN
    BISAC V2.8: ART019000
    BIC subject category V2: 1FPC
    Libri: CHIN3030
    DC22: 759.951
    BISAC region code: 2.5.1.0.0.0.0
    DC23: 759.951
    Ingram Theme: INDS/ASIAN
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    400 colour
    Publisher
    V & A Publishing
    Imprint name
    V & A Publishing
    Publication date
    19 November 2013
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Zhang Hongxing is Senior Curator of Chinese Collections at the V&A. His previous publications include The Qianlong Emperor:Treasures from the Forbidden City (2002); China Design Now (with Lauren Parker, V&A 2008); and The Most Beautiful Chinese Classical Paintings (with Zheng Xinmiao, 2011).