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  • Wu Hung, 1945-
     
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  • Ruins in art.
     
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  • Symbolism in art -- China -- History.
     
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  • Art, Chinese -- Themes, motives.
     
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  • Art and society -- China -- History.
     
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  • Art and history -- China.
     
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  • Ruined buildings -- China -- Psychological aspects.
     
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    A story of ruins : presence and absence in Chinese art and visual culture / Wu Hung.
    by Wu Hung, 1945-
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    Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2012.
    Subjects
  • Ruins in art.
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  • Symbolism in art -- China -- History.
  •  
  • Art, Chinese -- Themes, motives.
  •  
  • Art and society -- China -- History.
  •  
  • Art and history -- China.
  •  
  • Ruined buildings -- China -- Psychological aspects.
  • ISBN: 
    9780691155029 (hc.)
    069115502X (hc.)
    Description: 
    293 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm.
    Contents: 
    1. Internalizing ruins : premodern sensibilities of time passed. Where are the runis in traditional Chinese art? -- Qui and Xu: erasure and remembrance -- The stele and withered trees: painting and poetry on 'Lamenting the Past' -- Rubbing as surrogate ruin -- Ji: traces in landscape -- 2. The birth of ruins : inventing modern visual culture in China. Circulating picturesque ruins -- War ruins: conquering and survival -- The destruction, ruination and resurrection of the Garden of Perfect Brightness (Yuanming Yuan) -- 3. Between past and future : transience as a contemporary aesthetic of ruins. Signifiers of despair and hope -- Representing contemporary ruins -- CODA: State Legacy.
    Content Notes: 
    "Originally published in Great Britain in 2012 by Reaktion Books Ltd"--T.p. verso.
    Notes: 
    Includes bibliographical references (p. 259-284) and index.
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