The Great Image Has No Form, or on the Nonobject Through Painting

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In premodern China, elite painters used imagery not to mirror the world around them, but to evoke unfathomable experience. Considering their art alongside the philosophical traditions that inform it, The Great Image Has No Form explores the "nonobject"--a notion exemplified by paintings that do not seek to represent observable surroundings. Francois Jullien argues that this nonobjectifying approach stems from the painters' deeply held belief in a continuum of existence, in which art is not distinct from reality. ...

The Great Image Has No Form, or on the Nonobject Through Painting 2012, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226415314

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The Great Image Has No Form, or on the Nonobject Through Painting 2009, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226415307

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