Prized for over a millennium by Chinese literati, scholars’ rocks—stones sculpted by the elements into evocative miniature landscapes—have long been objects of contemplation and inspiration. This succinct, elegant volume, a meditation on the philosophy and spirit of Chinese natural art in stone, wood, metal, and ceramic, is an indispensable commentary on the art of nature and the nature of art.
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160 pages. 101 color and 20 duotone illust.
"A delight to anyone interested in contemporary art’s dialog with the past, in the philosophical divide between Eastern art and that of the West, or even in chaos theory and fractal geometry. Rosenblum’s mind skips nimbly from topic to topic, and he ties them all together lucidly and lyrically.” (Boston Globe).
Chinese Ceramics in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Designed for the general reader, Earth Transformed offers a selection of 78 ceramic objects, beautifully photographed in full color, with individual entries focusing on the aesthetic...