9781939161031-1939161037-Xuanhe Catalogue of Paintings

Xuanhe Catalogue of Paintings

ISBN-13: 9781939161031
ISBN-10: 1939161037
Author: Amy McNair
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Cornell University - Cornell East Asia Series
Format: Hardcover 474 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781939161031
ISBN-10: 1939161037
Author: Amy McNair
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Cornell University - Cornell East Asia Series
Format: Hardcover 474 pages

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Acknowledged author Amy McNair wrote Xuanhe Catalogue of Paintings comprising 474 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1939161037 and 9781939161031. Since then Xuanhe Catalogue of Paintings textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Xuanhe Catalogue of Paintings is the first complete translation of the well-known document produced at the court of Emperor Huizong (r. 1100–1125). Dated to 1120, the Catalogue is divided into ten categories of subject matter. Under Daoist and Buddhist Subjects, Figural Subjects, Architecture, Barbarian Tribes, Dragons and Fish, Landscape, Domestic and Wild Animals, Flowers and Birds, Ink Bamboo, and Vegetables and Fruit are biographies of 231 painters, ranging from famous early masters, such as Wu Daozi (ca. 685-758) and Li Cheng (919-967), to otherwise unknown artists of the Song-dynasty court, including fourteen eunuch officials and sixteen male and female members of the royal family. Titles of their pictures held in the palace collection are listed for each artist. These 6,396 paintings testify to the visual culture experienced by viewers of the twelfth century. The author's Introduction analyzes the Catalogue as a source of evidence about the formation of the Song-dynasty palace collection and argues that the majority of its pictures were already in the collection before Huizong's reign, as a result of conquest, confiscation, tribute, gift culture, collecting by earlier emperors, and the production of academy artists and regular officials at the Song court. Under Huizong's reign, around a thousand other pictures were added to the Catalogue through acquisition and reattribution.

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