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  • Framing Famous Mountains

Framing Famous Mountains

Grand Tour and Mingshan Paintings in Sixteenth-century China

Flora Li-tsui Fu

English , 2009/01 The Chinese University of Hong Kong Press

Tags: Art

229 x 152 mm , 352pp ISBN / ISSN : 978-962-996-329-3

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Mingshan, which literally means "Famous mountains", refers to a group of mountains in China that have been set apart for special veneration since ancient times. This book examines sixteenth-century paintings of famous mountains by three major artists in the light of a diachronic account of the evolution of famous mountains over time and a synchronic account of the vogue for the grand tour in late Ming society. The author adopts a cultural approach in describing the significance of paintings of famous mountains in late Ming and delves into the cultural imagery of famous mountains and their pictorial representation and artistic presentation. This book helps the reader understand Chinese landscape painting from a new and refreshing perspective.

Flora Li-tsui Fu is Associate Professor of Humanities at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

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