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Chinese Landscape Woodcuts

From an Imperial Commentary to the Tenth-Century Printed Edition of the Buddhist Canon

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$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674430235

Publication Date: 01/01/1968

114 pages

40 halftones

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Four priceless landscape woodcuts of the Sung Dynasty are published here for the first time in a modern edition. Dating from the late tenth century, they are older than any other landscape woodcut known to art historians. Max Loehr discusses the beginnings of printing in the Far East and the various Sung editions of the Buddhist Canon, and provides a detailed critique of the pictures illustrated by more than forty reproductions. That he has been able to date the woodcuts conclusively is of great significance: never before in this field has there been available for purposes of comparison material of such impeccable authenticity.

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