|Picturing technology in China : from earliest times to the nineteenth century|
|Author||Golas, Peter J.|
|Pub. Location||Hong Kong 香港||Publisher||Hong Kong University Press|
|Date||2015||Phys. Desc.||xxix, 205 p. : ill. ; 23.5 cm.|
|Location||Hallway Cases||Call Number||T10.5.G65 2015|
|Picturing technology in China : from earliest times to the nineteenth century / Peter J. Golas.|
Includes bibliography [p. -198] and index.
1. Early Graphics in China - Pictorial Writing - Geometrical Designs - From Ornament to Narrative: Warring States and Han Illustrations - Early Farming Paintings
2. Han to Tang: Realism on the Rise - Aesthetics and Realism to the Fore- Scale Drawing and Perspective
- The Dominance of Brush and Line - Models, Automata, and Technological Drawing - The Advent of Woodblock Printing
3. Song and Yuan: A Golden Age - Ruled-line Painting and Its Critics - Government, Printing, and Technological Representations - The Collection of the Most Important Military Techniques (Wujing zongyao) - The New Armillary Sphere and Celestial Globe System Essentials (Xinyixiang fayao) - The Building Standards (Yingzao fashi) - The Pictures of Tilling and Weaving (Geng zhi tu) - The Agricultural Treatise (Nongshu) of Wang Zhen
4. The New Confucian Paradigm - Realism in Retreat - Elite Dominance of Painting - "Historical" Painting
- Philosophic Contributions to the New Painting Aesthetic - Painting and Calligraphy
5. Late Ming and The Exploitation of the Works of Nature - The Exploitation of the Works of Nature: A Culmination of Sorts - Song Yingxing and His World - Book Illustration in the Late Ming - Why This Work? - Assessing the Illustrations - Production Challenges - The Later History of the Illustrations
6. Qing Developments: Roads Not Taken - The Seventeenth-Century Transition - The Jesuit Contribution and Its Limited Impact - A Qualified Last Hurrah for Realism: Architectural Painting in the Qing
Closing Comments - Non-technological Aims in Portrayals of Technology - Pre-eminence of Agriculture and Human Inputs - Underrepresented Technologies - The Absence of Standards for Technical Drawing - The Role of Government Workshops - Maturity or Stagnation?