Chinese Landscape Painting as Western Art History

Chinese Landscape Painting as Western Art History

by James Elkins
     
 

This is a provocative essay of reflections on traditional mainstream scholarship on Chinese art as done by towering figures in the field such as James Cahill and Wen Fong. James Elkins offers an engaging and accessible survey of his personal journey encountering and interpreting Chinese art through Western scholars' writings.

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This is a provocative essay of reflections on traditional mainstream scholarship on Chinese art as done by towering figures in the field such as James Cahill and Wen Fong. James Elkins offers an engaging and accessible survey of his personal journey encountering and interpreting Chinese art through Western scholars' writings.

Hong Kong University Press

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"The issues which Elkins raises are... fascinating, thoughtful, and provocative. Only an 'outsider' to the field could raise them, and Elkins is perhaps the only outsider who could. His knowledgability about art theory is exemplary." — Jerome Silbergeld, PY and Kinmay W Tang Professor of Art History, Princeton University

Hong Kong University Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789622090002
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
Publication date:
07/06/2010
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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James Elkins teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Hong Kong University Press

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