November 16, 2007
425 color illus.
12.00 Inches (US)
9.50 Inches (US)
9.8 Pounds (US)
$75.00 USD
v2.1 Reference

New Songs on Ancient Tunes

19th-20th Century Chinese Paintings and Calligraphy from the Richard Fabian Collection

Edited by Stephen Little
New Songs on Ancient Tunes presents a sweeping selection of Chinese paintings and calligraphies from the turbulent century between 1850 and 1950. Drawn entirely from the private San Francisco collection of the Reverend Richard Fabian, the works span the years between the Opium War and the Cultural Revolution. The book includes a survey of the bold style of the late nineteenth-century Shanghai School, as contrasted with the conservative artists of the late Qing dynasty Orthodox School, and examines the impact on artists of the new urban (and international) culture of Shanghai, and interactions with Western and Japanese art. The book also explores the influence of Chinese archaeology on late Qing dynasty calligraphy and in turn, the influence of new styles of calligraphy on painting.

Focusing on superb works by the leading artists of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, New Songs on Ancient Tunes includes the painters Ren Bonian, Xugu, Zhao Zhiqian, Wu Changshi. Fu Baoshi, Qi Baishi, Xu Beihong, and Zhang Daqian, and the calligraphers Deng Shiru, Yi Bingshou, He Shaoji, and Wu Dacheng. The book includes essays by Jonathan Spence, Chu-tsung Li, Stephen Little, and Qianshen Bai, and catalogue entries by Little, Rachel Farkas, Janet Carpenter, and Bruce McCLaren.


"For novices and general readers, it will be a challenging and delightful introduction to the balance between old and new in art and culture in China. Essential."—Choice
Honolulu Academy Arts

9780937426791 : new-songs-on-ancient-tunes-little
$75.00 USD

Other Titles in ART / Asian / General

Re-visualizing Slavery

edited by Nancy Jouwe, Wim Manuhutu, Matthias van Rossum, Merve Tosun
May 2021 - LM Publishers
$39.50 USD - Paperback / softback

The Social Life of Inkstones

Dorothy Ko
Feb 2021 - University of Washington Press
$45.00 USD - Hardback
$35.00 USD - Paperback / softback

Defining Dvāravatī

Anna Bennett
Feb 2020 - Silkworm Books
$40.00 USD - Paperback / softback

Other Titles in Oriental art

The Odyssey of China's Imperial Art Treasures

David Shambaugh
Jul 2015 - University of Washington Press
$23.00 USD - Paperback / softback
$95.00 USD - Hardback

A Fuller View of China

Josh Yiu
Jun 2014 - Samara Museum of History Regional Stds
$40.00 USD - Paperback / softback

Sazigyo, Burmese Manuscript Binding Tapes

Ralph Issacs
Jun 2014 - Silkworm Books
$100.00 USD - Hardback