Originally published as Volume 2 of The Tao of Painting, this is the first English translation of the famous Chinese handbook, the "Chieh Tzu Yuan Hua Chuan" (original, 1679-1701). Mai-mai Sze has translated and annotated the texts of instructions, discussions of the fundamentals of painting, notes on the preparation of colors, and chief editorial prefaces. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Although sometimes attributed to Li Yü, the authors are three Wang brothers: Wang Kai, general editor and sole author of pt. 1, and Wang Shih and Wang Nieh, who assisted with the remainder. Cf. Introd.
Includes original 1679 Chinese t.p.
This facsim. and translation was originally issued as v. 2 of: The dao of painting / Maimai Sze. 1956.