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Pictures and visuality in early modern China

Pictures and visuality in early modern China

Author: Craig Clunas
Publisher: London : Reaktion Books, 1997.
Series: Picturing history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
The sixteenth century in China was a period of rapid and unprecedented economic expansion. The period also saw a parallel expansion in the sphere of cultural production, as a growing class of consumers of luxury goods benefited from the formation of one of the classic early modern consumer societies.
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Genre/Form: MFA objects (DJ)
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Clunas, Craig.
Pictures and visuality in early modern China.
London : Reaktion Books, 1997
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Craig Clunas
ISBN: 1861890087 9781861890085 1861896689 9781861896681
OCLC Number: 38502050
Description: 221 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Positions of the pictorial --
Representing the Triad --
Practices of vision --
The work of art in the age of woodblock reproduction --
Fears of the image --
Series Title: Picturing history.
Responsibility: Craig Clunas.


Aiming to provide a stimulating point of entry to Chinese history, this work presents an introduction to the Chinese "way of seeing", covering the range of pictures circulating in the rich visual  Read more...


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'He argues his interpretations of Chinese art with a great sense of adventure, and it reads tremendously well. Clunas is a master of argument. He presents his texts around carefully considered Read more...

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