REVIEW ↠ Spirit Stones of China The Ian and Susan Wilson Collection of Chinese Stones Paintings and Related Scholars' Objects

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REVIEW ↠ Spirit Stones of China The Ian and Susan Wilson Collection of Chinese Stones Paintings and Related Scholars' Objects Î According to legend stones have been revered in China since at least the third millenium BC when they were presented as tributeAccording to legend stones have been revered in China since at least the third millenium BC when they were presented as tribute to Emperor Yu a mythical sage ruler Stones were prized and collected for display in gardens and probably interiors from the Han dynasty onward and by the Tang dynasty a true literature of stones had appeared This tradition of stone collecting which w.

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As to find its ultimate expression during the second half of the late Ming dynasty focused on stones as representations of the universe in miniature or precisely of the inchoate energies that created the universe The most treasured stones were those with strange and bizarre shapes suggestive of remote and numinous mountain peaks or of Daoist paradisesIn April 1999 The Art Ins.

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Spirit Stones of China The Ian and Susan Wilson Collection of Chinese Stones Paintings and Related Scholars' ObjectsTitute of Chicago presented an exhibition of than thirty five of these sacred Chinese stones along with related paintings and objects from the Ian and Susan Wilson Collection The accompanying catalog explores the history of stone collecting in China and the connections between stones Daoist philosophy cosmology garden design interior decoration painting and woodblock printing.