For additional pictures, please go to. Album Paintings of the North and South Sung Dynasties. 60 tipped in color plates. 20 pages of text, folio.
This is not a library edition. Folio (15 1/4 x 12 1/2). 4 pages of English text (table of contents).
60 pages / leaves / Plates. Original embroidered olive silk with gold lettering to spine and front cover, w/ original protective glassine wrapper which does have damage. The glassine clear wrapper that originally covered the book as protection has done its job but has paid the price as it's torn and crunched in some areas. The book's green embroidered silk cover does not have any tears or worn trhrough areas.The gold gilding on the front and side is in perfect shape. The corners are lightly scuffed.
Inside, all (60) of the actual leaves / plates are in perfect condition. The thick cardboard pages that the prints are tacked onto do have some slight bends in some corners. The worst damage is at one pages in the book the binding has split and should be repaired. Please see the picture of the binding split and other views to rate the condition yourself. We answer all questions quickly.
The paintings are from the collections of the National Palace Museum, the Shanghai Museum, Liaoning Provincial Museum, Sichaun Provincial Musuem and The Suzhou Cultural Relics Commission, with each painting including descriptive and historical text annotations. Regarded as the golden era of Chinese painting and pot.Tery, the Sung dynasties can indeed be seen as the highlight in the development of traditional painting. The main themes of Sung paintings were landscapes. Mountains and water, birds and flowers. As well as bamboo, birds. Insects, horses and other plants and animals. This dynasty also saw the first known use of gunpowder, as well as the first discernment of true north using a compass. The Sung dynasty is divided into two distinct periods, Northern and Southern.
During this time, the Sung court retreated south of the Yangtze and established its capital at Lin'an (now Hangzhou). Although the Sung dynasty had lost control of the traditional "birthplace of Chinese civilization" along the Yellow River, the Sung economy was still strong, as the Southern Sung Empire contained a large population and productive agricultural land.The item "ALBUM PAINTINGS NORTH & SOUTH SUNG / SONG DYNASTIES CHINESE RARE ART BOOK 1963" is in sale since Sunday, July 26, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Paintings & Scrolls". The seller is "mxurban" and is located in Phoenix, Arizona. This item can be shipped to United States.