The Painter's Practice: How Artists Lived and Worked in Traditional China by James Francis Cahill, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
The Painter's Practice: How Artists Lived and Worked in Traditional China

The Painter's Practice: How Artists Lived and Worked in Traditional China

by James Francis Cahill
     
 
In this beautifully illustrated book, Cahill reveals the intricacies of the traditional Chinese painter's life and work, covering such aspects as payment and patronage, in an approach that is largely absent from Asian art history.

Poses a challenge for future generations to plumb in depth such critical contextual questions as market and price, working

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In this beautifully illustrated book, Cahill reveals the intricacies of the traditional Chinese painter's life and work, covering such aspects as payment and patronage, in an approach that is largely absent from Asian art history.

Poses a challenge for future generations to plumb in depth such critical contextual questions as market and price, working methods and livelihood, and artist-client relationships. (The Yale Review)

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Yale Review
Poses a challenge for future generations to plumb in depth such critical contextual questions as market and price, working methods and livelihood, and artist-client relationships.
Booknews
Cahill (art history, Univ. of Calif., Berkeley) blasts conventional notions of the elevated and disinterested scholar-artist in Chinese history. He studies the social and commercial context of art from the 16th century onward and the implications of that context for our understanding of traditional Chinese art. The book is based on an expansion of four lectures delivered at Columbia University in October 1991. Abundantly illustrated (in b&w). Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231081801
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
03/28/1994
Series:
Bampton Lectures in America Series
Pages:
187
Product dimensions:
8.72(w) x 11.29(h) x 0.73(d)

Meet the Author

James Cahill is Professor of Art History at the University of California, Berkeley. His most recent book is The Compelling Image: Nature and Style in Seventeenth-Century Chinese Painting, which won the Charles Rufus Morey Award of the College Art Association.

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