Double Beauty II: Qing Dynasty Couplets from the Lechangzai Xuan Collection (Hardcover). Chinese University of Hong Kong Art Museum.

Double Beauty II: Qing Dynasty Couplets from the Lechangzai Xuan Collection (Hardcover)

9.25 x 12", 405 pp., 150 color plates, notes of entries, list of people cited, text in English and Chinese, cloth, d.j., Hong Kong, 2007. Item #33921
ISBN: 9789627101819

The Chinese couplet is a unique literary form that manifests the extensive use of parallelism in the classic tradition. Calligraphers, scholars, officials and even emperors often wrote couplets not simply as art works but also as gifts. Important both for their aesthetic value and their social function, these Qing dynasty couplets, as a whole, represent the wealth of calligraphy of the period. The 150 works in this catalog were exhibited at the Art Museum, CUHK in March 2007. They are the sequel to the “Double Beauty” catalog and exhibition organized in 2003.

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