This book provides a wonderful entry into the world of traditional Chinese painting. This is the very first English guidebook written by a Chinese scholar covering the history, philosophy and techniques of traditional Chinese painting.
Mr. Wang, the scholar at the National Palace Museum, uses his expertise to reveal the role of Chinese philosophy in shaping the development of Chinese art and the techniques utilized by the great Chinese masters. Mr. Wang also compares Chinese painting techniques to traditional Western styles to help even a novice appreciate quickly the cultural and artistic differences embodied in the Chinese style. The author, Wang Yao-t'ing is a scholar of the National Palace Museum in Taipei, which contains one of the world's foremost collections of the historical masterpieces of Chinese painting. Mr. Wang is widely recognized as the world's most distinguished scholar of Chinese art. Mr. Wang has written and lectured widely on the topic and is himself an accomplished painter.
Published by Nigensha Publishing Co Ltd., 1996
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