Possessing the past : treasures from the National Palace Museum, Taipei / Wen C. Fong, James C.Y. Watt ; with contributions by Chang Lin-sheng ... [et al.].

Guo li gu gong bo wu yuan.
New York : Metropolitan Museum of Art ; Taipei : National Palace Museum ; New York : Distributed by H.N. Abrams, c1996.
xv, 648 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 32 cm.
Guo li gu gong bo wu yuan -- Catalogs.
Art, Chinese -- Catalogs.
Art -- Taiwan -- Taipei -- Catalogs.
The National Palace Museum : a history of the collection / Chang Lin-sheng
Chinese art and cross-cultural understanding / Wen C. Fong
Jade ; The Bronze Age and the first empires / James C.Y. Watt
The imperial cult ; Some cultural prototypes ; Monumental landscape painting ; Sung imperial portraits ; The scholar-official as artist / Wen C. Fong
The Imperial Painting Academy / James Cahill
Some Buddhist images / Wai-kam Ho and Wen C. Fong
Antiquarianism and naturalism / James C.Y. Watt
The orthodox lineage of Tao / Wen C. Fong
Imperial portraits of the Yüan Court / Wen C. Fong and Maxwell K. Hearn
Reunification and revival ; The artist as hero / Maxwell K. Hearn
Imperial portraiture of the Ming Dynasty / Wen C. Fong
The return of the academy / Richard M. Barnhart
The literati artists of the Ming dynasty ; The expanding literati culture ; Creating a synthesis / Wen C. Fong
Official art and commerical art / James C.Y. Watt
The orthodox school of painting ; The individualist masters / Wen C. Fong
The antique-elegant / James C.Y. Watt
Imperial patronage of the arts under the Ch'ing / Wen C. Fong.
"Issued in conjunction with the exhibition Splendors of Imperial China : Treasures from the National Palace Museum, Taipei: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, March 19-May 19, 1996; The Art Institute of Chicago, June 29-August 25, 1996; Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, October 14-December 8, 1996; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., January 26-April 6, 1997"--T.p. verso.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 610-624) and index.
Fong, Wen.
Watt, James C. Y.
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
0870997653 (hc)
0810964945 (Abrams)
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