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Landscape Of Words

Stone Inscriptions From Early And Medieval China

Landscape Of Words - Harrist, Robert E. - ISBN: 9780295987286
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Bindwijze: Boek, Gebonden
Genre: Kalligrafie & Boekbinden
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Beschrijving

Silk and bamboo are easily ruined,
But metal and stone are hard to destroy.
Placed on a high mountain
[The writing] will be passed down without limit.
- from Stone Eulogy, Mount Tie

To look at the mountains is like gazing at a painting, and roaming in the mountains is like reading history.
- Chen Yuanlong (1652-1736), commentary on inscriptions in and near Longyin Cave, Guilin

In this fascinating and meticulously researched book on the Chinese landscape as a medium for literary inscription, Robert E. Harrist Jr. focuses on the period prior to the eighth century C.E. to demonstrate that the significance of inscriptions on stone embedded in nature depends on the interaction of words with topography. Visitors do not simply climb inscribed mountains, they read them, as the medium of the written word has transformed geological formations into landscapes of ideological and religious significance.

Details

Titel: Landscape Of Words
auteur: Harrist, Robert E.
Mediatype: Boek
Bindwijze: Gebonden
Taal: Engels
Aantal pagina's: 424
Uitgever: University Of Washington Press
Plaats van publicatie: 01
NUR: Kalligrafie & Boekbinden
Afmetingen: 260 x 187 x 33
Gewicht: 1444 gr
ISBN/ISBN13: 9780295987286
Intern nummer: 8832939

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