The art of the Chinese picture-scroll / Shane McCausland.

Author
McCausland, Shane, 1968- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
  • London : Reaktion Books, 2023.
  • ©2023
Description
288 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm

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The Chinese picture-scroll, a long painting or calligraphic work held within a horizontal scrolling mount, has been China's pre-eminent aesthetic format for the last two millennia. This first extended history of the picture-scroll explores its extraordinary longevity, and its adaptability to social, political and technological change. The book describes what the picture-scroll demands of a viewer, how China's artists grappled with its cultural power, and how collectors and connoisseurs have left their marks on scrolls for later generations to judge. The return to mass appeal of scrolling -- a media technology that seemed long outdated yet persists in our digital age -- provides urgent and fascinating context to this book. -- from book jacket.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-275) and index.
Contents
  • On origins and uses over the first millennium
  • Inscribing the artist and the collector : the picture-scroll in the Song-Liao-Jin period
  • Handscrolls in Mongol palaces
  • Musing on shadows : reading the Ming picture-scroll
  • Qing : reading the 'Baroque' handscroll
  • Modernist uses of the Chinese picture-scroll
  • The medium of silent poetry in the late modern world.
ISBN
  • 1789147964 ((hardback))
  • 9781789147964 ((hardback))
OCLC
1373834892
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