Tracing the Past, Drawing the Future - Xiaoneng Yang

Tracing the Past, Drawing the Future by Xiaoneng Yang examines a crucial turning point in the development of Chinese ink painting in the twentieth century, a change represented by the beautiful and innovative work of four artists, Wu Changshuo (1844-1927), Qi Baishi (1863-1957), Huang Binhong (1864-1955), and Pan Tianshou (1897-1971). With careers spanning over a century of radical change in China, these artists were instrumental in propelling the ancient tradition of Chinese ink painting into the modern era in the face of compelling Western influences. This lavish book illuminates the context in which these artists worked, describes their overall contribution to the history of Chinese art, and highlights their individual ideas and achievements. Essays devoted to each artist are followed by individual entries discussing their works. Featuring more than one hundred works of both painting and calligraphy by the four artists, the book, which is published to accompany a traveling exhibition, also includes a glossary and detailed bibliography.

Book Title: 

Tracing the Past, Drawing the Future

Subtitle: 

Master ink painters in twentieth-century China

Author: 

Yang, Xiaoneng

Publisher: 

5 Continents Editions

Edition: 

First

Year Published: 

2010

Binding: 

Hard cover, no dj

ISBN: 

9788874395385

Pages: 

439

Condition: 

Remaindered, fine

Dimensions: 

30.5 × 24.1 × 3.6 cm

Book Weight: 

5.413 kg

Publisher's Price: 

R1,350.00

Price: 

ZAR435.00 

In Stock: 

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Front cover of Tracing the Past, Drawing the Future by Xiaoneng Yang
Back cover of Tracing the Past, Drawing the Future by Xiaoneng Yang