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CELESTIAL REALM: THE YELLOW MOUNTAINS OF CHINA
Wang Wusheng

Abbeville Press, 2005
Hardcover
239 pages
Fully illustrated in b + w & colour
ISBN: 0789208679

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Wusheng's photographic portfolio of the Yellow Mountains will strike Western viewers at first glance as an appealing fusion of Ansel Adams and ink wash scrolls. Shot mostly in black and white, these images of dark craggy peaks floating in swathes of white mist combine stunning grandeur with a subtlety that rewards meditative viewing. Originally a physicist, Wang turned to photography after two years of "re-education" through hard labor during the Cultural Revolution, he then began exploring the Yellow Mountains as an area "uncontaminated by human society".

As both homage to and reinvention of one of the world's oldest traditions of landscape representation, this volume will please lovers of traditional Chinese art and photography alike.

 



 

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