University of Alberta Press

Book details

Publication date: July 2013
Features: Over 90 colour illustrations, endnotes, glossary of Chinese characters, list of sources, 38 discrete exhibition items are fully described
Series: Bruce Peel Special Collections
Keywords: China;History;Private Collection
Subject(s): ART / Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions / General, China;History;Private Collection, HISTORY / Asia / China, Exhibition Catalogue, Ethnic Studies, Art
Publisher(s): Bruce Peel Special Collections

Walter Davis. Walter Davis is an assistant professor in the Department of Art and Design and the Department of East Asian Studies at the University of Alberta.

“Dealing with a highly original topic, this catalog showcases original materials rarely seen in a library and museum setting: 16th to 18th century Chinese manuscripts, and hand-colored woodblock prints,” said Cherry Williams, chair of the RBMS Exhibition Awards committee and curator of manuscripts at Indiana University. “Its rich information content, with extensive, well-written notes composed by curator Walter Davis, has intellectual depth and constitutes a contribution to scholarship on the subject of early Chinese history and culture. In addition, the curators narrowed the choices well, resulting in a spectacular choice of items; each item is unusual, visually interesting and stunning in appearance.”

Jury comments, 2014 Katharine Kyes Leab and Daniel J. Leab, “American Book Prices Current” Exhibition Awards


American Library Association, Leab Exhibition Award, United States
Winner
2014
ISBNs: 9781551953205 978-1-55195-320-5 Title: all under heaven