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221 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm.
  • Notes on Contributors Introduction: Objects in Motion in the Early Modern World (Meredith Martin and Daniela Bleichmar) 1. Exotica on the Move: Birds of Paradise in Early Modern Holland (Claudia Swan) 2.The Persian Madonna and Child: Commodified Gifts between Diplomacy and Armed Struggle (Sinem Arcak Casale) 3. Mirror Reflections: Louis XIV, Phra Narai, and the Material Culture of Kingship (Meredith Martin) 4. An Imperial Mughal Tent and Mobile Sovereignty in Eighteenth-Century Jodhpur (Zirwat Chowdhury) 5. History in Pictures: Translating the Codex Mendoza (Daniela Bleichmar) 6. Chinese Porcelain and Muslim Port Cities: Mercantile Materiality in Coastal East Africa (Sandy Prita Meier) 7. Chairs, Writing Tables, and Chests: Indian Ocean Furniture and the Postures of Commercial Documentation in Coastal Yemen, 1700 40 (Nancy Um) 8. Metamorphosis at the Mughal Court (Jessica Keating) 9.Transporting India: The Gentil Album and Mughal Manuscript Culture (Chanchal Dadlani) 10. Peepboxes, Society, and Visuality in Early Modern China (Kristina Kleutghen) 11. From By bu to Biombo: The Transformation of the Japanese Folding Screen in Colonial Mexico (Sofia Sanabrais) 12. Nails, Necklaces and Curiosities: Scenes of Exchange in Bougainville's Tahiti (Mary Sheriff) Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119217343 20160906
Objects in Motion in the Early Modern World presents a collection of 12 original essays that examine the circulation of objects across global regions and cultures from the 16th to 18th centuries. * Features essays that represents an extremely wide cultural, geographical, and material scope while offering new insights into the specificity of early modern exchange * Inspires broader questions about the disciplinary boundaries and frameworks of art history, visual culture, and material culture * Presents innovative research that sheds new light on little-known historical objects and phenomena * Calls into question traditional geographies and hierarchies associated with global exchange and challenges outdated center-periphery models.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119217343 20160906
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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xv, 379 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm.
In the Forbidden City and other palaces around Beijing, Emperor Qianlong (r. 1736-1795) surrounded himself with monumental paintings of architecture, gardens, people, and faraway places. The best artists of the imperial painting academy, including a number of European missionary painters, used Western perspectival illusionism to transform walls and ceilings with visually striking images that were also deeply meaningful to Qianlong. These unprecedented works not only offer new insights into late imperial China's most influential emperor, but also reflect one way in which Chinese art integrated and domesticated foreign ideas.In Imperial Illusions, Kristina Kleutghen examines all known surviving examples of the Qing court phenomenon of "scenic illusion paintings" (tongjinghua), which today remain inaccessible inside the Forbidden City. Produced at the height of early modern cultural exchange between China and Europe, these works have received little scholarly attention. Richly illustrated, Imperial Illusions offers the first comprehensive investigation of the aesthetic, cultural, perceptual, and political importance of these illusionistic paintings essential to Qianlong's world.For more information: http://arthistorypi.org/books/imperial-illusions.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780295994109 20170911
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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xxi, 297 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm.
Qing Encounters: Artistic Exchanges between China and the West examines how the encounters between China and Europe in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries transformed the arts on both sides of the East-West divide. The essays in the volume reveal the extent to which images, artifacts, and natural specimens were traded and copied, and how these materials inflected both cultures' visions of novelty and pleasure, battle and power, and ways of seeing and representing. Artists and craftspeople on both continents borrowed and adapted forms, techniques, and modes of representation, producing deliberate, meaningful, and complex hybrid creations. By considering this reciprocity from both Eastern and Western perspectives, Qing Encounters offers a new and nuanced understanding of this critical period.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781606064573 20160619
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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x, 350 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ; 29 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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xii, 309 p., 16 p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm.
  • Chronology of Chinese dynasties
  • Introduction. William Shakespeare, a great painter?
  • Genre and biography
  • Words without images
  • Portraits of the characteristic
  • Icons of love and marginality
  • The art of being artistic
  • Coda. The late Ming at the crossroads
  • Appendix 1. Locations and editions of late Ming painting manuals
  • Appendix 2. Lost manuals and albums of the Ming dynasty.
Sometime before 1579, Zhou Lujing, a professional writer living in a bustling commercial town in south-eastern China, published a series of lavishly illustrated books, which constituted the first multi-genre painting manuals in Chinese history. Their popularity was immediate and their contents and format were widely reprinted and disseminated in a number of contemporary publications. Focusing on Zhou's work, Art by the Book describes how such publications accommodated the cultural taste and demands of the general public, and shows how painting manuals functioned as a form in which everything from icons of popular culture to graphic or literary cliche was presented to both gratify and shape the sensibilities of a growing reading public. As a special commodity of early modern China, when cultural standing was measured by a person's command of literati taste and lore, painting manuals provided non-elite readers with a device for enhancing social capital. J. P. Park builds on important recent research on social status, economic development, and print publishing in late imperial China to show how a world of social meaning is evident in the literary subgenre of painting manuals, and provides insight into the links between art history, print culture, and social history. J. P. Park is assistant professor of art history at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780295991764 20160614
Green Library, Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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ix, 278 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • Introduction-- David Porter A War of Worlds: Becoming 'Early Modern' and the Challenge of Comparison-- Ayesha Ramachandran Eurasian Literature-- Walter Cohen Asia-Centered Approaches to the History of the Early Modern World-- Luke Clossey Pornography, Chastity, and 'Early Modernity' in China and England, 1500-1640-- Katherine Carlitz Hiding in Plane Sight: Accommodating Incompatibilities in Early Visual Modernity-- Richard Vinograd Cultural Trajectories: The Power of the Traditional within the Early Modern-- Jack Goldstone Did China's Late Empire have an Early Modern Era?-- R. Bin Wong Visualizing the State in Early Modern England and China-- Martin Powers Areas, Networks, and the Search for 'Early Modern' East Asia-- Kenneth Pomeranz.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780230120891 20160610
Recent historical scholarship has shown the way towards a geographically capacious conception of the early modern world. Featuring essays by nine leading scholars of early modern Asia and Europe, Comparative Early Modernities casts aside the legacies of European exceptionalism to reveal the interconnected multiplicity of the early modern world and of the variety of unexpected pathways linking these histories to the evolving modernities of the 21st century. In their fresh and provocative examinations of topics in literature, philosophy, art history, and political economy, the authors transform our understanding of global early modernity and reassess the theoretical and methodological premises of comparative historical studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780230120891 20160610
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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254 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 32 cm.
For centuries, China's Forbidden City has captured the world's imagination. With parts open to the public since 1925, nearly 8 million tourists flock there annually. Yet the elegant, intimate Qianlong Garden-itself a "mini-Forbidden City" inside the Forbidden City-has remained sequestered from view. Dating from the 18th century, the Qianlong Garden was built as a retirement retreat for its namesake emperor, a visionary patron of the arts who designed his garden to reflect a perfect union of art, architecture, and nature. Now undergoing restoration thanks to a groundbreaking international collaboration, it is intended to be open fully to visitors in 2019. The Emperor's Private Paradise gives an unprecedented and in-depth analysis of the garden and its extravagant imperial interiors. Essays offer an overview of the history of Chinese gardens and the extraordinary reign of the Qianlong emperor, while contextualizing the importance of the Qianlong Garden and its artworks. This lavishly illustrated volume is published to accompany a remarkable exhibition of ninety objects from the Qianlong Garden, many of them never seen before, including superlative examples of Qing murals, paintings, wall coverings, furniture, architectural elements, and jades. By illuminating this little-known yet architecturally significant area of the Forbidden City, this volume represents a major contribution to the fields of Chinese art, history, architecture, and gardens.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780300163896 20160605
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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xvi, 415 p., [24] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps ; 24 cm.
Illuminating one thousand years of history, "The Pilgrim Art" explores the remarkable cultural influence of Chinese porcelain around the globe. Cobalt ore was shipped from Persia to China in the fourteenth century, where it was used to decorate porcelain for Muslims in Southeast Asia, India, Persia, and Iraq. Spanish galleons delivered porcelain to Peru and Mexico while aristocrats in Europe ordered tableware from Canton. The book tells the fascinating story of how porcelain became a vehicle for the transmission and assimilation of artistic symbols, themes, and designs across vast distances - from Japan and Java to Egypt and England. It not only illustrates how porcelain influenced local artistic traditions, but also shows how it became deeply intertwined with religion, economics, politics, and social identity. Bringing together many strands of history in an engaging narrative studded with fascinating vignettes, this is a history of cross-cultural exchange focused on an exceptional commodity that illuminates the emergence of what is arguably the first genuinely global culture.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520244689 20160603
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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303 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm.
  • Essays. Luo Ping from Yangzhou : the genesis of a painter : Luo Ping's biography, 1733-1765 / Kim Karlsson
  • Afterlives : image and identity between Jin Nong and Luo Ping / Richard Vinograd
  • Public spectacle and private devotions : Buddhist art in eighteenth-century Yangzhou / Patricia Berger
  • Luo Ping's early Ghost Amusement scroll : literary and theatrical perspectives / Judith T. Zeitlin
  • Beyond the invisible : Luo Ping's biography, c. 1765-1799 / Michele Matteini
  • Spiritual communion : the cult of Su Shi / Alfreda Murck
  • Luo Ping's interactions with seal artists and his seal carving works / Shan Guolin
  • Luo Ping : the encounter with the interior beyond / Jonathan Hay.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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272 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (chiefly col.), maps ; 25 cm.
Green Library, Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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ix, 235 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (chiefly col.) ; 29 cm.
  • In search of perfect clarity / Marcia Reed and Paola Dematte`
  • A perfume is best from afar : publishing China for Europe / Marcia Reed
  • Christ and Confucius : accommodating Christian and Chinese beliefs / Paola Dematte`
  • From astronomy to heaven : Jesuit science and the conversion of China / Paola Dematte`
  • Mapping an acentric world : Ferdinand Verbiest's Kunyu quantu / Gang Song and Paola Dematte`
  • War and peace : four intercultural landscapes / Richard E. Strassberg.
This volume features a wonderful collection of outstanding books, maps, and prints that rank among the most notable printed works produced at the dawn of the era of global trade. From a Chinese translation of the Rosary, to French editions of Confucian classics, and from an epic map of the world to the European Pavilions built by Jesuits on the request of the Qianlong Emperor, "China on Paper" reveals a compelling and largely hidden history of mutual curiosity and fruitful collaboration between East and West.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780892368693 20160528
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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288 p. : ill. (some col.), map ; 26 cm.
  • Time, space and agency in Ming China
  • Sitting and roaming: cultures of direction and movement
  • The word on the streets: cultures of text
  • Pictures in the Chinese encyclopaedia: image, category, and knowledge
  • Pleasure, play and excess
  • Dark warriors: cultures of violence
  • 'Walking with a staff': ageing and death
  • Remnant subjects: afterlives of Ming visual and material culture.
Empire of Great Brightness is an innovative and accessible history of a high point in Chinese culture, seen through the riches of its images and objects. Not a simple emperor-by-emperor history, it instead introduces the reader to themes that provide stimulating and original points of entry to the culture of China: to ideas of motion and rest, to the position occupied by writing and objects featuring writing; to ideas about pleasure, about violence and ageing. It challenges notions of Ming China as a culture closed off from the rest of the world, by emphasizing the vibrant interactions between China and the rest of Asia at this period. Craig Clunas uses a wide range of pictures and objects from Ming China to illustrate familiar areas such as painting and ceramics (including the blue-and-white porcelain of the period, arguably the world's first global "brand"). He draws on items from public and private collections from around the world, which will be new even to specialists, including weapons, architecture, textiles and items of dress, printed books (from Ming pornography to the world's first illustrated reading book for children). He also examines contemporary sources from government edicts to novels and phrasebooks of colloquial Chinese as well as the most recent scholarship, to illuminate this most diverse period of Chinese art and culture.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780824831493 20160527
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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386 p. : col. ill., facsims. ; 31 cm
  • Portugal and the world / Jay A. Levenson
  • Portuguese navigations / Diogo Ramada Curto
  • Spices and Christians / Jack Turner
  • Portugal
  • Africa
  • Brazil
  • Indian Ocean China
  • Japan.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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xxxvi, 905 p. : ill., facsims., map, music, plans ; 24 cm.
  • Pt. 1. The Society in society
  • Pt. 2. The visual arts and the arts of persuasion
  • Pt. 3. Scientific knowledge, the order of nature, and natural theology
  • Pt. 4. Music, theatre, and the uses of performance
  • Pt. 5. The overseas missions : challenges and strategies
  • Pt. 6. Expulsions, suppressions, and the surviving remnant
  • Appendix : Jesuit opera in seventeenth-century Vienna : Patientis Christi memoria by Johann Bernhard Staudt (1654-1712).
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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494 p. : ill. (some col.), map ; 31 x 26 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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viii, 266 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), map ; 26 cm.
  • Introduction : raining flowers
  • Like a cloudless sky
  • When words collide
  • Artful collecting
  • Remembering the future
  • Pious copies
  • Resemblance and recognition.
Imperial Manchu support and patronage of Buddhism, particularly in Mongolia and Tibet, has often been dismissed as cynical political manipulation. Empire of Emptiness questions this generalization by taking a fresh look at the huge outpouring of Buddhist painting, sculpture, and decorative arts Qing court artists produced for distribution throughout the empire. It examines some of the Buddhist underpinnings of the Qing view of rulership and shows just how central images were in the carefully reasoned rhetoric the court directed toward its Buddhist allies in inner Asia. The multilingual, culturally fluid Qing emperors put an extraordinary range of visual styles into practice - Chinese, Tibetan, Nepalese, and even the European Baroque brought to the court by Jesuit artists. Their pictorial, sculptural, and architectural projects escape easy analysis and raise questions about the difference between verbal and pictorial description, the ways in which overt and covert meaning could be embedded in images through juxtaposition and collage, and the collection and criticism of paintings and calligraphy that were intended as supports for practice and not initially as works of art.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780824825638 20160528
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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xxii, 338 p. : facsims. ; 29 cm.
For 1,300 years, Chinese calligraphy was based on the elegant art of Wang Xizhi (AD303-361). But the 17th-century emergence of a style modelled on the rough, broken epigraphs of ancient bronzes and stone artifacts brought a revolution in calligraphic taste. By the 18th century, this led to the formation of the stele school of calligraphy, which continues to shape Chinese calligraphy today. A dominant force in this school was the eminent calligrapher and art theorist Fu Shan (1607-1685). Because his work spans the late Ming-early Qing divide, it is an ideal prism through which to view the transformation in calligraphy. Rather than seek a single explanation for the change in calligraphic taste, the author demonstrates and analyzes the heterogeneity of the cultural, social and political processes behind it. Among other subjects, the book covers late Ming interaction between high and low culture; the role of publishing, the Ming loyalist response to the Qing; and early Qing changes in intellectual discourse. In addition to the usual approach of art historians, it adopts the theoretical perspectives of such fields as material culture, print culture, and social and intellectual history.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674010925 20160527
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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314 p.
  • List of illustrations-- 1. Introduction: painting as a commodity in eighteenth-century yangchow-- 2. The two mas of yangchow: cultural expression of the wealthy and educated-- 3. Fang Shih-shu: the last orthodox master in yangchow-- 4. Huang Shen: the old master from fuchien-- 5. Cheng Hsieh: a scholar-official painter-- 6. Chin Nung: man of elegant and vulgar businesses-- 7. Conclusion: a bushel of pearls-- Character list-- Notes-- Selected bibliography-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780804732529 20160528
Painting in eighteenth-century Yangchow, a city that dominated the political and economic scene of mid-Qing China, has traditionally been viewed as the product of a group of nonconformist, eccentric artists who were supported by wealthy merchants. This book, however, does not focus on the creative energy of the individual artist, the rise of the Yangchow school of painting, or patronage narrowly defined. Rather, it studies eighteenth-century Yangchow paintings as artistic products shaped by collective social and cultural experiences, and by constant exchanges between the artists and their audience. The author examines the paintings as commodities, revealing the mechanism of their exchange and the values negotiated, and she interprets the paintings in a framework that moves beyond economics into the social, political, historical, and literary contexts of their creation and appreciation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780804732529 20160528
Green Library, Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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440 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 29 cm
  • 1. Prehistoric Roots: Late Neolithic Cultures. 2. The Early Bronze Age: Shang and Western Zhou. 3. The Late Bronze Age: Eastern Zhou. 4. The First Empires: Qin and Han. 5. Age of Dharma: The Period of Division. 6. A New Imperial State: Sui and Tang. 7. Technologies and Cultures of the Song. 8. Official, Personal, and Urban Arts of the Yuan to Middle Ming. 9. Art Systems and Circulations: Late Ming to Middle Qing. 10. Identity and Community in 19th- and 20th Century Chinese Art.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780130889690 20160528
A generously illustrated introduction to 7,000 years of Chinese art - from Neolithic pottery and jade to contemporary video, installation and performance media. By placing the arts in context, the authors introduce a dynamic and continually evolving tradition, rather than a sequence of isolated museum masterpieces. Although chronological in sequence, it introduces relevant themes for each era that will deepen understanding of, and appreciation for, what the authors describe as 'the most abundantly productive, continuous artistic culture in the history of the world.'.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780810941458 20160528
For courses in Far Eastern Art and survey courses in Chinese Art History.This text discusses Chinese art within a variety of contexts--such as archaeological, cultural, historical, social, and ritual/religious. Organized both chronologically and thematically, it covers a full historical span--from the Neolithic era to contemporary art, and includes a wide range of media and settings for art--from elite to popular. An emphasis on the dynamic processes that effect the history of Chinese art: social, economic, political competition, urbanization, markets and tastes, and quests for cultural authority, allows specific works of art to be discussed in extensive detail, while setting them within larger explanatory narratives.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780130889690 20160528
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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xxiv, 412 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps ; 29 cm.
  • 1. Shitao, Yangzhou, and modernity-- 2. The conspicuous consumption of time-- 3. The common claim on dynastic narrative-- 4. Zhu Ruoji's destinies-- 5. The acknowledgment of origins-- 6. The Artis-Entrepreneur-- 7. Paintings as commodities-- 8. The painter's craft-- 9. Painting as praxis-- 10. The private horizon.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521393423 20160528
This book examines the work of one of the most famous Chinese artists of all time. In this study, the first full-length work on Shitao in a Western language, Jonathan Hay provides a theoretically sophisticated analysis of this artist by undertaking a social history of his achievement. By focusing on different social, political, biographical, economic, religious and aesthetic issues, the author reveals the full complexity of Shitao's practice. Throughout this study, Hay also argues for the modernity of Shitao's painting, showing how his work is embedded in the socioeconomic context of the seventeenth century and how it involves a redefinition of subjectivity in terms of self-consciousness, doubt, and an aspiration to autonomy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521393423 20160528
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
ARTHIST-185/385-01