Item #9109 In Pursuit of Heavenly Harmony: Paintings and Calligraphy by Bada Shanren from the Estate of Wang Fangyu and Sum Wai. Joseph Chang, Qianshen Bai, Stephen D. Allee.
In Pursuit of Heavenly Harmony: Paintings and Calligraphy by Bada Shanren from the Estate of Wang Fangyu and Sum Wai
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In Pursuit of Heavenly Harmony: Paintings and Calligraphy by Bada Shanren from the Estate of Wang Fangyu and Sum Wai

Very Good. Item #9109
ISBN: 0834805251

Washington, D.C. and Boulder: Freer Gallery of Art and Weatherhill, Inc. (Shambhala), 2003. First Edition. Quarto (28x23x2cm); xx + 203pp, including maps, seals, chronology, and bilingual glossary, bibliography, concordance, with index. Exhibition catalog with multiple images of 33 exhibited items throughout, many additional images in color and B&W. Principally in English with some appendix annotations in Chinese.

Illustrated coated card covers with French flaps. Volume shows slight roll to spine, a result not of the reader's stretching of sewn gatherings, but of shelving pressure. Card spine uncreased and uncracked; textblock unmarred and unmarked.

Bada Shanren, a descendant of the Ming imperial dynasty, became a Buddhist monk during the political turmoil of 1644, and, three decades later, turned to painting, poetry, and calligraphy. His contemporaries treated him as a madman. This volume is the catalog of the exhibit of his works at the Freer Gallery in Washington, D.C., from 26 April to 13 October 13, 2003.

Price: $30.00

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