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The Compelling Image

Nature and Style in Seventeenth-Century Chinese Painting

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$224.00 • £179.95 • €201.50

ISBN 9780674152809

Publication Date: 01/01/1982


276 pages

240 b/w, 14 color halftones, 1 line illustration, 2 maps

Belknap Press

The Charles Eliot Norton Lectures


  • 1. Chang Hung and the Limits of Representation
  • 2. Tung Ch’i-ch’ang and the Sanction of the Past
  • 3. Wu Pin, Influences from Europe, and the Northern Sung Revival
  • 4. Ch’en Hung-shou: Portraits of Real People and Others
  • 5. Hung-jen and Kung Hsien: Nature Transfigured
  • 6. Wang Yüan-ch’i and Tao-chi: The Culmination of Method and No-Method
  • Notes
  • List of Illustrations
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • 1982 Charles Rufus Morey Award, College Art Association of America
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