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The Landscape Painting of China: Musings of a Journeyman

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Chinese landscape painting is not just one of the great arts of China; it is one of the greatest products of world civilization. It has the power to transport us to another time and place and encourages us to re-think our notions of the natural world and our relationship to it. The Landscape Painting of China: Musings of a Journeyman offers a stunning demonstration of the power of visual-based methodologies in the examination of great art. In it, Chinese landscape painting is explored from the emergence of monumental landscape painting in the ninth century through the artistic transformations of the early seventeenth century. The leading mastersueveryone from Jing Hao to Dong Qichang and Chen Hongshouuand the major monuments are subjected to a searching analysis, grounded in detailed observation and a mastery of both the traditional Chinese written source material and contemporary Western, Japanese, and Chinese scholarship.

Father Harrie A. Vanderstappen (1921-2007) was for over 30 years professor of art history at the University of Chicago, where he taught Chinese and Asian art history. A life-long member of the Society of the Divine Word, a global Catholic missionary order, he was ordained as a Catholic priest in 1945. In addition to his teaching and scholarly work, he spent decades in Chicago ministering to the poor and needy. Roger E. Covey (1954---2013), president of the Tang Research Foundation, was an independent scholar whose academic work has been published in China, the United States, and Europe.

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