This book, first published in 1935, examines the world of Chinese painting: the background, styles, audience and reception, intentions and achievements. Written with a Western readership in mind, it intends to put Chinese visual art in the perspective of its history and culture, and clarify its ideas and meanings.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction 2. Historical Sketch 3. Painting and Philosophy 4. Painting and Literature 5. Inscriptions 6. Painting Subjects 7. The Essentials 8. The Instruments 9. The Species of Painting