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Pictures for Use and Pleasure: Vernacular Painting in High Qing China

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Pictures for Use and Pleasure: Vernacular Painting in High Qing China - Cahill, James, Professor
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"This is an outstanding piece of work: timely, essential, authoritative, and original. Cahill throws light on obscure artists, emerging styles and regional traditions, unexplored aspects of cultural life, enigmatic iconographies, and questions of authorship and authenticity, leaving the reader richly informed and full of new ideas."--Susan Nelson, Indiana University "Cahill brings the vast body of 'vernacular' painting into the legitimate venue of art historical criticism, giving connoisseurs, viewers, and readers a more ...

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Pictures for Use and Pleasure: Vernacular Painting in High Qing China 2010, University of California Press, Berkeley, CA

ISBN-13: 9780520258570

Hardcover