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The Resource Spirit stones : the ancient art of scholar's rock, photographs by Jonathan M. Singer ; text by Kemin Hu and Thomas S. Elias

Spirit stones : the ancient art of scholar's rock, photographs by Jonathan M. Singer ; text by Kemin Hu and Thomas S. Elias

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Spirit stones : the ancient art of scholar's rock
Title
Spirit stones
Title remainder
the ancient art of scholar's rock
Statement of responsibility
photographs by Jonathan M. Singer ; text by Kemin Hu and Thomas S. Elias
Creator
Contributor
Photographer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Shaped by nature and selected by man, scholars' rocks, or gongshi, have been prized by Chinese intellectuals since the Tang dynasty, and are now sought after by Western collectors as well. They are a natural subject for the photographer Jonathan Singer, most recently acclaimed for his images of those other remarkable hybrids of art and nature, Japanese bonsai. Here Singer turns his lens on some 150 fine gongshi, ancient and modern, from the world-class collection of Kemin Hu, a recognized authority on this art form. In his photographs, Singer captures the spiritual qualities of these stones as never thought possible in two dimensions; he shows us that scholars' rocks truly are, in Hu's words, "condensations of the vital essence and energy of heaven and earth." Hu contributes an introductory essay on the history and aesthetics of scholars' rocks, explaining the traditional terms of stone appreciation, such as shou (thin), zhou (wrinkled), lou (channels), and tou (holes). She also provides a narrative caption for each stone, describing its history and characteristics
Cataloging source
DLC
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1948-
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Singer, Jonathan
Dewey number
745.58/4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NK8715
LC item number
.S56 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Hu, Kemin
  • Elias, Thomas S.
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  • Hu, Kemin
  • Chinese scholars' rocks
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Label
Spirit stones : the ancient art of scholar's rock, photographs by Jonathan M. Singer ; text by Kemin Hu and Thomas S. Elias
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Scholar's Stones : Aesthetics and Appreciation / Kemin Hu -- Essays. History of Stone Appreciation / Thomas S. Elias -- The Collection : Its Value and Importance / Thomas S. Elias -- Display or Displaying Stones / Thomas S. Elias -- How to Use This Book / Thomas S. Elias -- The Stones
Dimensions
39 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
236 pages
Isbn
9780789211521
Lccn
2013033599
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations
System control number
  • ocn856647691
  • (OCoLC)856647691
Label
Spirit stones : the ancient art of scholar's rock, photographs by Jonathan M. Singer ; text by Kemin Hu and Thomas S. Elias
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Scholar's Stones : Aesthetics and Appreciation / Kemin Hu -- Essays. History of Stone Appreciation / Thomas S. Elias -- The Collection : Its Value and Importance / Thomas S. Elias -- Display or Displaying Stones / Thomas S. Elias -- How to Use This Book / Thomas S. Elias -- The Stones
Dimensions
39 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
236 pages
Isbn
9780789211521
Lccn
2013033599
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations
System control number
  • ocn856647691
  • (OCoLC)856647691

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