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Publication : “Lancelot Brown and the Capability Men : Landscape Revolution in Eighteenth-Century England”.

BROWN David et WILLIAMSON Tom, Lancelot Brown and the Capability Men : Landscape Revolution in Eighteenth-Century England, Londres, Reaktion Books, 2016, 352 p.

BROWN David et WILLIAMSON Tom, Lancelot Brown and the Capability Men : Landscape Revolution in Eighteenth-Century England, Londres, Reaktion Books, 2016, 352 p.

Présentation de l’éditeur :

Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown is often thought of as the innovative genius who single-handedly pioneered a new, naturalistic style of landscape design, but he was in fact only one of many landscape designers in Georgian England. Published to commemorate the three hundredth anniversary of Brown’s birth, this book casts important new light on his world-renowned work, his eventful life, and the wider and robust world of landscape design in Georgian England.

David Brown and Tom Williamson argue that Brown was one of the most successful designers of his time working in a style that was otherwise widespread—and that it was his skill with this style, and not his having invented it, that linked his name to it. The authors look closely at Brown’s design business and the products he offered clients, showing that his design packages helped define the era’s aesthetic. They compare Brown’s business to those of similar designers such as the Adam brothers, Thomas Chippendale, and Josiah Wedgwood, and they contextualize Brown’s work within the wider contexts of domestic planning and the rise of neoclassicism. Beautifully illustrated throughout, this book celebrates the work of a master designer who was both a product and harbinger of the modern world.

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Publication : “17th-Century Chinese Paintings from the Tsao Family Collection”.

LITTLE Stephen (dirs.) et KONG Wang (dirs.), 17th-Century Chinese Paintings from the Tsao Family Collection, New York et Londres, Prestel, 2016, 668 p.

LITTLE Stephen (dirs.) et KONG Wang (dirs.), 17th-Century Chinese Paintings from the Tsao Family Collection, New York et Londres, Prestel, 2016, 668 p.

Présentation de l’éditeur :

A rare collection of Chinese paintings is magnificently presented in this book, which explores a politically turbulent yet creatively dynamic period in China’s history.

Comprising 130 paintings from the 17th century, the Tsao Family Collection is singularly comprehensive, including works by nearly all of the most important Chinese painters of the period. This book features 16 works by Dong Qichang, the most protean Chinese painter of the last 500 years; paintings by masters such as Gong Xian, Hongren, Zhu Da, Daoji, Wang Hui, and Wang Yuanqi; and extremely rare works by lesser-known artists, scholars, officials, and Buddhist monks. Divided into sections that encompass both the late Ming Dynasty and the early Qing Dynasty, this volume also includes fascinating essays on a number of themes, such as the function of landscape in Chinese culture, the political uses of painting in 17th-century China, the relationship of Chinese painting to poetry, the flourishing of Buddhist and Daoist studies among late Ming and early Qing literati, and orthodoxy and painting of the era. Rounding out the volume are new and authoritative interpretations of the Tsao Collection written by leading scholars and remarkable new translations by Jonathan Chaves, Ronald Egan, and others, of the Chinese poems and prose texts inscribed on the paintings and calligraphic works in the exhibition.

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