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The Night Banquet

De-nin Deanna Lee

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ISBN 10: 0295990724 / ISBN 13: 9780295990729
Published by University of Washington Press
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Title: The Night Banquet

Publisher: University of Washington Press

Binding: Hardback

Book Condition: New

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[This book] is the first book-length study in English devoted to this painting in its entirety, from the frontispiece to all of the colophons and seals. . . . The Night Banquet is a well-researched and sensibly structured work. Lee successfully merges several subfields of Chinese art history-visual analysis, colleting history, and connoisseurship-under the rubric of "cultural life."

--An-Yi Pan "The Art Bulletin, Vol. 95, No. 1 "

Lee's new, path-breaking, 'cultural biography' invites scholars to reconsider this celebrated work in a new light: as a co-creation of the artist and later collectors whose textual additions record shifting interpretations of the purpose and the meaning of the painting over time.

-- (01/01/2012)

The reader is led on a journey viewing the way the painting survived, was enjoyed, and analyzed over the centuries. These historical and literary arguments are compelling. . . . detailed and insightful . . .

-- (01/01/2011)

The following chapters almost read like a 'detective' story. The book is a real page turner, as it gives the reader a broad impression of how the painting has been appreciated by different viewers and owners over a long stretch of time.

-- (01/01/2012)

Lee's commentary brings both the banquet itself back to life and all those who have taken a peek at the proceedings since that long-ago dynasty.

-- (01/01/2011)

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