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The Resource A Fuller view of China : Chinese art in the Seattle Art Museum, Josh Yiu

A Fuller view of China : Chinese art in the Seattle Art Museum, Josh Yiu

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A Fuller view of China : Chinese art in the Seattle Art Museum
Title
A Fuller view of China
Title remainder
Chinese art in the Seattle Art Museum
Statement of responsibility
Josh Yiu
Title variation
Chinese art in the Seattle Art Museum
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Language
eng
Summary
"Founded in 1933, the Seattle Art Museum is home to a premier collection of Chinese art. This book is the first to chronicle and analyze the growth of the collection, which was largely assembled during the first half of the twentieth century. Reviewing more than one hundred boxes of museum archives, annual reports, correspondences, and available records of all transactions, Josh Yiu provides a nuanced account of Seattle's Chinese art collection, and reconsiders the 'golden age' of collecting Chinese art in the early twentieth century. Yiu demonstrates the challenges for Westerners to acquire authentic objects of historical significance when Chinese art study in the West was in its nascent stage. He argues that a first-rate collection is a condition that needs to be maintained through relentless quest for superior objects. As a case in point, Seattle's collection of more than 2,500 objects was not merely accumulated over time, but distilled through decades of nimble acquisitions and deaccessions.The main figure behind this story is the founding director Dr. Richard Fuller (1897-1976), who started collecting as early as the 1910s. In contrast to conventional hagiographical accounts of museum patrons, Yiu shows how Fuller's interest shifted from tourist souvenirs to high-quality objects that represent China's artistic legacy, and how he refined the collection over time. Gradually Fuller became a great collector through diligent study and earnest consultation with experts, such as Sherman Lee. The book thus serves as a vivid reminder that good collection requires much more than resources and 'good taste.'"--
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709.51/074797772
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
N7340
LC item number
.S36 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
Label
A Fuller view of China : Chinese art in the Seattle Art Museum, Josh Yiu
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers/1305/2851049/image/lgcover.9780932216717.jpg
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Recognizing new opportunities
  • Chapter 4.
  • The impact of Richard Fuller's legacy
  • Appendix
  • References
  • Photography credits
  • Director's foreword
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1.
  • Richard Fuller : collector of Chinese art
  • Chapter 2.
  • The transition from private to public collecting
  • Chapter 3.
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
192 pages
Isbn
9780932216717
Lccn
2014002643
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)862347564
  • 694805
  • (OCoLC)ocn862347564
  • 694805
Label
A Fuller view of China : Chinese art in the Seattle Art Museum, Josh Yiu
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers/1305/2851049/image/lgcover.9780932216717.jpg
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Recognizing new opportunities
  • Chapter 4.
  • The impact of Richard Fuller's legacy
  • Appendix
  • References
  • Photography credits
  • Director's foreword
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1.
  • Richard Fuller : collector of Chinese art
  • Chapter 2.
  • The transition from private to public collecting
  • Chapter 3.
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
192 pages
Isbn
9780932216717
Lccn
2014002643
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)862347564
  • 694805
  • (OCoLC)ocn862347564
  • 694805

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