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
Published: Berkeley : University of California Press, 2010.
Table of Contents:
  • Pictures for Use and Pleasure; CONTENTS; Preface and Acknowledgments; ONE Recognizing Vernacular Painting; TWO Studio Artists in Cities and Court; THREE Adoptions from the West; FOUR The Artists' Repertories; FIVE Beautiful Women and the Courtesan Culture; Conclusion; Appendix: Poem; Glossary; List of Chinese Names and Terms; Notes; Bibliography; List of Illustrations; Index.