Monnet, Nathalie: CHINE: L'EMPIRE DU TRAIT: CALLIGRAPHIES ET DESSINS DU VE AU XIXE SIECLES. Paris, 2004. 255 pp. Colour plates throughout. Bibliography, index. 31X24 cm. Paper.
Catalogue of a wide-ranging exhibition based on the Chinese collections of the Bibliotheque Nationale, including some supporting material from other collections, with pieces dating from the 5th to the 19th centuries. Taking calligraphy as its initial focus - as the first or highest art of China - the catalogue goes on to embrace sections on calligraphy and painting, religious/iconic and literary diversions, and finally, printed illustration. Basically, this work documents the visually important aspects of the library's collections, updating and significantly augmenting the now scarce and sought-after 'Impressions de Chine'. In French.
Subjects: Calligraphy Bibliography
Available, as of: 11/11/2017
Was item 485 in printed List 190.
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