New Songs on Ancient Tunes: 19th-20th Century Chinese Paintings and Calligraphy from the Richard Fabian Collection

New Songs on Ancient Tunes: 19th-20th Century Chinese Paintings and Calligraphy from the Richard Fabian Collection

by Stephen Little
     
 

ISBN-10: 0937426792

ISBN-13: 9780937426791

Pub. Date: 01/01/2007

Publisher: University of Washington Press

New Songs on Ancient Tunes presents a sweeping selection of Chinese paintings and calligraphies from the turbulent century between 1850 and 1950. Drawn entirely from the private San Francisco collection of the Reverend Richard Fabian, the works span the years between the Opium War and the Cultural Revolution. The book includes a survey of the bold style of

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New Songs on Ancient Tunes presents a sweeping selection of Chinese paintings and calligraphies from the turbulent century between 1850 and 1950. Drawn entirely from the private San Francisco collection of the Reverend Richard Fabian, the works span the years between the Opium War and the Cultural Revolution. The book includes a survey of the bold style of the late nineteenth-century Shanghai School, as contrasted with the conservative artists of the late Qing dynasty Orthodox School, and examines the impact on artists of the new urban (and international) culture of Shanghai, and interactions with Western and Japanese art. The book also explores the influence of Chinese archaeology on late Qing dynasty calligraphy and in turn, the influence of new styles of calligraphy on painting.

Focusing on superb works by the leading artists of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, New Songs on Ancient Tunes includes the painters Ren Bonian, Xugu, Zhao Zhiqian, Wu Changshi. Fu Baoshi, Qi Baishi, Xu Beihong, and Zhang Daqian, and the calligraphers Deng Shiru, Yi Bingshou, He Shaoji, and Wu Dacheng. The book includes essays by Jonathan Spence, Chu-tsung Li, Stephen Little, and Qianshen Bai, and catalogue entries by Little, Rachel Farkas, Janet Carpenter, and Bruce McCLaren.

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ISBN-13:
9780937426791
Publisher:
University of Washington Press
Publication date:
01/01/2007
Pages:
640
Product dimensions:
9.50(w) x 12.00(h) x (d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Artists in the CatalogueDirector's Preface / Stephen LittleAcknowledgments / Stephen LittleAbout the ContributorsTimelineMap of ChinaMap of Jiangnan Region

A Fine Melody Will Sound Throughout the Ages Making Lofty Words Gleam as Beautiful as Gems / The Reverend Richard Fabian

Fractured China, 1850-1950 / Jonathan Spence

New Songs on Ancient Tunes, 19th-20th Century Chinese Painting and Calligraphy from the Richard Fabian Collection / Stephen Little

Open Country: Tradition and Innovation in Modern Chinese Painting / Chu-Tsing Li

Chinese Calligraphy in the Mid to Late Qing and Republican Periods (1850-1950) / Qianshen Bai

The Richard Fabian Collection1. Othodoxy in the Late Qing Dynasty2. Jinshi Movement Calligraphy3. Jiangnan Regional Schools4. Shanghai5. Artists Active in Northern China6. Southern Artists7. Transnational Exchange8. Mid-Century: Traditional Masters9. Cultural Revolution: Before and After10. Post-Revolution Monumentalism11. Postscript

Selected Chinese and Japanese Names and TermsBibliographyIndex

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