Painters and Politics in the People's Republic of China, 1949-1979. Julia F. Andrews.

Painters and Politics in the People's Republic of China, 1949-1979

University of California Press. 8.5 x 11", xv, 480 pp., 12 color plates, 138 b/w illustrations, notes, list of Chinese names and terms, index, cloth, d.j., Berkeley, 1994. (o.p.; scarce, sl wear to d.j., text near fine). Item #703
ISBN: 0520079817

In her chronological account of the first three decades of the People's Republic of China, Andrews explores the administrative and bureaucratic dynamics that helped propel and shape artistic developments. Using vivid firsthand accounts, Andrews re-creates the careers of the many individual artists, both great and less consequential, who were forced to submit to a vacillating policy regarding style, technique, medium, and genre. She places particular emphasis on the influence of the Soviet Union on Chinese art and the problems it created for the practice of traditional painting.

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