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This book highlights a major masterpiece of Chinese art in the British Museum, rarely on display for conservation reasons. It makes available new, ...Show synopsisThis book highlights a major masterpiece of Chinese art in the British Museum, rarely on display for conservation reasons. It makes available new, high-quality digital photography of the famous Admonitions Scroll, plus text on its iconic status and the mysteries surrounding its attribution.Hide synopsis
Description:Very Good in Very Good jacket. A better than very good copy in...Very Good in Very Good jacket. A better than very good copy in a better than very good dustjacket: firm, clean, square and tight with no underlining or splits. Just a former owner name at the endpaper.
Description:Fine in Fine jacket. 9 x 9" 143 pages, 50 color illustrations,...Fine in Fine jacket. 9 x 9" 143 pages, 50 color illustrations, 38 black and white illustrations Minor rubbing to jacket, no tears.
Description:Very good Vg jacket. First Edition. 1st Edition1st edition;...Very good Vg jacket. First Edition. 1st Edition1st edition; minor creasing to edges of dust jacket; boards are lightly worn on edges; no internal markings. Chinese Art. Pasadena's finest independent new and used bookstore.
Description:1. pp. 143. Description: 143 p. : ill. (some col. ); 23 cm....1. pp. 143. Description: 143 p. : ill. (some col. ); 23 cm. Includes bibliographical references (p. -141) and index. Subjects: Gu, Kaizhi (344-405)--Admonitions of the instructress to the court ladies. Gu--Criticism and interpretation--Zhang, Hua (232-300)--Nushi zhen--Illustrations--Scrolls, Chinese--Three kingdoms-Sui dynasty, 220-618. Summary: Admonitions of the Instructress to the Court Ladies is widely considered one of the most important early Chinese scroll paintings in existence. Inspired by a text from the third century A. D. That warns against the dangers of personal ambitions and the abuse of power, the scroll upholds Confucian standards of honorable behavior. Central to these standards are the Five Human Relationships: duty between ruler and subject, love between father and son, respect between husband and wife, affection between brothers, and trust between friends. The text was written during a time of political strife, when these standards were under serious threat. For modern art historians, the Admonitions scroll signals the emergence of classical Chinese painting, with Gu Kaizhi (ca. 344-ca. 406), the artist to whom it is attributed, often described as the founding father of classical Chinese figure painting. His achievement lies in his rendering of figures, which convey as previous Chinese figural paintings never had, a startling range of human feeling and emotion. Graced with rare and exceptional subtlety, Gu Kaizhi's Admonitions Scroll speaks its message of Confucian virtue across centuries. Fine cloth copy in an equally fine dw, now mylar-sleeved. Particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered.
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