Chinese Contemporary Art Series

Odyssey of Culture

Wenda Gu and His Art

Authors: Zhou, Yan

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  • The first case study monograph on a Chinese contemporary artist
  • Examines the case of a globally established Chinese vanguard artist
  • Written by a long-term critic who has studied and lived in China and the West
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About this book

This book is the first case study on Wenda Gu that systematically investigates the cultural and artistic context of his life and works, examining selected images of his artwork spanning from the late 1970s to the early 21st century. It is the first monograph to provide a comprehensive and profound study of a Chinese contemporary artist. In the 1980s, the School of Hermeneutics attempted to launch a discursive revolution. Vanguard artists believed that the visual art revolution was an integral part of the critique of culture because it tended to subvert and rebuild the cultural tradition at a discursive level. This book, using a case study on Wenda Gu as representative of Chinese avant-garde, investigates the centrality of culture in art, providing readers with insights on the origin, rationale and methodology of Chinese contemporary art.

About the authors

The author has worked as a critic of Chinese contemporary art for three decades, and has taught art theory and art history at the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China, and Kenyon College, Ohio, USA, consecutively.

Table of contents (4 chapters)

Table of contents (4 chapters)

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eBook $84.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-662-45411-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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Hardcover $109.99
price for USA in USD
Softcover $109.99
price for USA in USD
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week). Pre-ordered printed titles are excluded from promotions.
  • Due: November 18, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-662-52606-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide. Please be advised Covid-19 shipping restrictions apply. Please review prior to ordering
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Odyssey of Culture
Book Subtitle
Wenda Gu and His Art
Authors
Series Title
Chinese Contemporary Art Series
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-45411-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-45411-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-662-45410-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-52606-4
Series ISSN
2199-9058
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 164
Number of Illustrations
49 b/w illustrations, 40 illustrations in colour
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