Art by the book : painting manuals and the leisure life in late Ming China / J.P. Park.

"Sometime before 1579, Zhou Lujing, a professional writer living in a bustling commercial town in southeastern China, published a series of lavishly illustrated books, which constituted the first multigenre painting manuals in Chinese history. Their popularity was immediate and their contents a...

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Main Author: Park, J. P. (Author)
Other title:Painting manuals and the leisure life in late Ming China.
Format: eBook
Published: Seattle [Wash.] : University of Washington Press, [2012]
Series:China Program book.
Table of Contents:
  • Chronology of Chinese dynasties
  • Introduction. William Shakespeare, a great painter?
  • Genre and biography
  • Words without images
  • Portraits of the characteristic
  • Icons of love and marginality
  • The art of being artistic
  • Coda. The late Ming at the crossroads
  • Appendix 1. Locations and editions of late Ming painting manuals
  • Appendix 2. Lost manuals and albums of the Ming dynasty.