Pictures for Use and Pleasure : Vernacular Painting in High Qing China.

"This is an outstanding piece of work: timely, essential, authoritative, and original. Cahill throws light on obscure artists, emerging styles and regional traditions, unexplored aspects of cultural life, enigmatic iconographies, and questions of authorship and authenticity, leaving the reader...

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Online Access: Full Text (via De Gruyter)
Main Author: Cahill, James
Format: Electronic eBook
Language:English
Published: Berkeley : University of California Press, 2010.
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Summary:"This is an outstanding piece of work: timely, essential, authoritative, and original. Cahill throws light on obscure artists, emerging styles and regional traditions, unexplored aspects of cultural life, enigmatic iconographies, and questions of authorship and authenticity, leaving the reader richly informed and full of new ideas."Susan Nelson, Indiana University "Cahill brings the vast body of 'vernacular' painting into the legitimate venue of art historical criticism, giving connoisseurs, viewers, and readers a more capacious and accurate grasp of the world of Chinese pictor.
Physical Description:1 online resource (279 pages)
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9780520945678
0520945670