This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: The Embodied image new perspectives on the beauty, offers power, and art of the written word in China. Containing many never-before-published masterpieces from the third century to the modern period, all from the premier John B. Elliott Collection, this volume accompanies the most comprehensive exhibition of Chinese calligraphy ever seen outside China.Whether brushed on silk, cast on bronze, or engraved in stone, Chinese calligraphy evokes the forces of nature, promotes social ideals, and asserts the creativity of individual artists. Scholarly essays by distinguished Chinese and American scholars examine the complex relationships between calligraphy and religion, poetry, and literature. The Embodied Image makes a landmark contribution to the understanding of Chinese calligraphy and civilization. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: Accompanied by nine topical essays covering a wide range of issues in the history of calligraphy, an exhibition catalog offers a look at the only collection outside of China and Japan that fully represents the sixteen hundred-year history of Chinese calligraphy.
Review: Could the prominent appearance of large, boldly brushed Chinese characters on the cover of House & Garden magazine (May 1999) signal that Americans are ready to appreciate the ancient but often modern-looking art of calligraphy? The Embodied Image offers both stellar examples of Chinese calligraphy and tools with which to view it. And it successfully bridges the gap between the non-Chinese reader's concern over incomprehension, the modernist's appreciation of calligraphy as linear abstraction, and the traditional connoisseur's approach.
Edited by art historians Robert Harrist and Wen C. Fong and with contributions from 11 other scholars, the volume documents the calligraphy collection of Princeton University's Art Museum, which Fong calls "the only collection outside China and Japan that properly represents the sixteen-hundred-year history of this highly prized ... art form." Filled with marvels ranging from one of the earliest known fragments of the classic text Tao Te Ching to letters and scrolls by artists who are the Rembrandts and Picassos of the medium, The Embodied Image presents Chinese calligraphy in terms of brushwork, as text, as the expression of the writer's personal cultivation, and as the underpinning of later (if not all) Chinese painting.
There's plenty of ink play for the eye to dance over: fluid, angular, stiff, or scratchy. The accompanying texts--two introductory essays on calligraphic history and theory and eight specialized ones, with various levels of detail--allow readers to choose their own depth. But the visual "text" alone is illuminating and provides pleasure. The 55 featured works, dating from 270 to the 1870s, are divided into seven groups, with short historical introductions preceding the works (reproduced in color and nuanced duotone). Four hundred more illustrations, including character comparisons, are enormously helpful, as is the labeling of the parts of a 12-foot scroll assembled over several centuries around a traced copy of a two-line fragment of a letter by the most influential calligrapher of all, Wang Hsi-chih.
The book was published for an exhibition at Princeton University in 1999, touring New York and Seattle through 2001, but The Embodied Image will long contribute to the understanding of an art that is itself more than two millennia old. --Joseph Newland
Buchbeschreibung Hachette Book Group. Buchzustand: New. Brand New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 0810963779
Buchbeschreibung The Art Museum, Princeton University / Abrams, Princeton, 1999. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Near Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: near fine. First printing. First edition, 1999. Quarto, cloth hardcover in dust jacket, 449 pp., illustrated, clean unmarked text, Near Fine copy in Near Fine dust jacket, a bit of rubbing to the edges of the book's covers, light edgewear to the dust jacket. Dust jacket housed in archival dust jacket protector. Buchnummer des Verkäufers s00024278
Buchbeschreibung Abrams, Inc. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. This copy shows very minor wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0810963779I4N00
Buchbeschreibung Harry N. Abrams, Inc., U.S.A., 1999. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine. 1st Edition. NOT an ex library book. Clean interior pages. Dust jacket has no chips or tears. Large heavy book, international shipping prohibitive. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 106903
Buchbeschreibung Harry N. Abrams, 1999. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG0810963779
Buchbeschreibung Harry N. Abrams, 1999. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Brand new in torn publisher's shrink wrap. Large format hardcover in jacket. oversized and overweight. Please email for photos. Larger books or sets may require additional shipping charges. Books sent via US Postal. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 75917
Buchbeschreibung Harry N. Abrams, New York, New York, 1999. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: Almost Like New. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Almost Like New. First American Edition. Oversized Art book is a clean unmarked copy. (Higher shipping cost will be incurred due to size and weight of book.). Buchnummer des Verkäufers 024237
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Good. Embodied Image. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SKU0302664
Buchbeschreibung Harry N. Abrams 1999-03-01, 1999. Hardcover. Buchzustand: good. First. 0810963779. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 579409
Buchbeschreibung Harry N Abrams, NY, 1999. Hard. Buchzustand: Near Fine. 1st. First edition. Hard cover in dust jacket. Published NY: Abrams, 1999, first printing. Folio, 9 1/2" x 12 1/8", xx+449pp., 487 illustrations, including 35 plates in full color and 79 plates in duotone. Black cloth with red spine titles and cover embossed Chinese character, decorative end papers. Slight waviness to page block, else near fine in near fine dust jacket. Size: Folio. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 006203