Sacred Mountains in Chinese Art
Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1991. Very Good. Item #10423
Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1991. First Edition. Tall quarto (35.5x25.5x2.5cm); 200pp, including glossary, index of artists, and bibliography. Forty-three figures; 101 plates—about a quarter of them in color.
Pictorial wrappers in exceptionally heavy card; calligraphic pastedowns and flyleaves in dark goldenrod laid paper. Sewn gatherings. Textblock in heavy cream wove paper.
The card spine has been creased but is not cracked; hence our minimal spreading in the second photograph. Some minor signs of edgewear to card covers. Textblock unmarred and unmarked.
This is the catalog of the exhibition held at the Krannert Museum of Art at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign from 9 November to 16 December 1990, and at the Met in New York from 25 January to 31 March 1991. The survey covers nearly 2000 years of depictions of the most sacred mountains in Chinese art.