Three Alternative Histories of Chinese Painting (The Franklin D. Murphy Lectures: No. IX)


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Hardcover, large format quarto bound in green cloth and lettered in gold, no dust-jacket as issued. 112 pages. Preface by Chu-tsing Li. Introduction by James Cahill. Numerous duo-tone illustrations throughout. First edition. The book is divided into three maim sections, the first dealing with political themes in Chinese painting; the second covers the meaning and functions of Chinese landscape painting [with an afterward]; and the last is entitles ‘Quickness and Spontaneity in Chinese Painting [also with an afterward]. No previous ownership marks. End-papers and first and last leaves show light draw to paper from binder, else a clean, square, fresh and unmarked copy, like new. Near fine.

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Weight 2 lbs


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Cahill, James


Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas

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Lawrence, Kansas


4to – over 9¾ – 12" tall

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