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Table of Contents from: Celestial Realm: The Yellow Mountains of China Introduction: "Landscape" Photography -- Seigo Matsuoka Important Mountains in Chinese Art -- Wu Hung The Plates Huangshan: Mountains, Mists, and Myth -- Damian Harper Notes to Important Mountains in Chinese Art Captions Chronology and Exhibitions Index

About the Author

Wang Wusheng, born in the province of Anhui, has been photographing the Yellow Mountains since 1974. He has contributed his work to books published in China, Japan, and Austria, and his photographs have been collected in and widely exhibited by museums and galleries, including the Museum of Chinese Art in Peking. He lives in Tokyo. Wu Hung was educated in China and earned his Ph.D. at Harvard University, where he was a professor. He is now a professor of Chinese art history at the University of Chicago and the director of the Center for the Art of East Asia. His books, including Three Thousand Years of Chinese Painting, have received a number of important awards. Damian Harper lives in Shanghai and is the author of numerous books, among them National Geographic Traveler's China. Seigo Matsuoka, who lives in Tokyo, teaches at Tezukama University. He was the editor-in-chief of YU Magazine and has written many books and articles.


Praise for Celestial Realm: "A truly sublime photo book." - Business Week "Wang Wusheng's breathtaking photographs unlock the secret of traditional Chinese landscape painting." - Seattle Post-Intelligence "Each page is a revelation." - Parabol "Duotone photographs are the achingly beautiful stuff that dreams are made of. These granite peaks shrouded in mist look like islands in the clouds-at once serene and strikingly dramatic. The result enthralls, with an almost painful yearning thats akin to the numinous." - Artsforum

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