Fruitful Sites: Garden Culture in Ming Dynasty China / Edition 1

Fruitful Sites: Garden Culture in Ming Dynasty China / Edition 1

by Craig Clunas
     
 

Envisioning Asia advocates new topics, methods and approaches in writing and thinking about Asian art. Instead of defining this art as a collection of museum masterpieces and great 'monuments' -- symbols of an alien and bygone tradition -- it encourages fresh analyses of a wide range of manufactured images, for example the city, architecture, photography, painting,… See more details below

Overview

Envisioning Asia advocates new topics, methods and approaches in writing and thinking about Asian art. Instead of defining this art as a collection of museum masterpieces and great 'monuments' -- symbols of an alien and bygone tradition -- it encourages fresh analyses of a wide range of manufactured images, for example the city, architecture, photography, painting, cinema, television, performances and prints, and hopes to dissolve the boundaries of these genres. Dissatisfied with pure descriptions of art objects and discourses on 'intrinsic' aesthetic values -- two tendencies that have shaped traditional art history -- this series explores the production, use, reception and interrelationship in well-defined historical situations. Questioning an 'objective' Asian art history, it recognizes the self-identity of the historian shaped by ethnicity, nationality or gender: it is through particular eyes that Asia is envisioned.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822317951
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
09/28/1996
Series:
Envisioning Asia Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements7
Introduction9
1The Fruitful Garden16
2The Aesthetic Garden60
3The Gardens of the Wen Family104
4The Represented Garden137
5The Landscape of Number177
Conclusion203
References208
Bibliography227
Index238

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