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A story of ruins : presence and absence in Chinese art and visual culture

Author: Wu Hung
Publisher: London : Reaktion Books, 2012.
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"This richly illustrated book examines the changing significance of ruins as vehicles for cultural memory in Chinese art and visual culture from ancient times to the present. The story of ruins in China is different from but connected to 'ruin culture' in the West. This book explores indigenous Chinese concepts of ruins and their visual manifestations, as well as the complex historical interactions between China and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wu Hung
ISBN: 9781861898760 1861898762
OCLC Number: 803844616
Description: 293 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: Internalizing ruins : premodern sensibilities of time passed --
The birth of ruins : inventing modern visual culture in China --
Between past and future : transience as a contemporary aesthetic of ruins.
Responsibility: Wu Hung.

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