To deepen the understanding of cultural and social background of the calligraphy masterpieces of Imperial China.
The Palace Museum’s Essential Collection
Selected 150 calligraphy masterpieces from the Western Jin Dynasty to the Qing Dynasty.
The Palace Museum, the Forbidden City, has a comprehensive collection of the world's largest treasury of ancient Chinese art. The Museum is an abundant resource for anyone who are interested in Chinese paintings, ceramic wares, jade wares, calligraphy, furniture, and other valuable treasures.
This title offers descriptions of a selected collection of
150 calligraphy masterpieces from the Western Jin Dynasty to the Qing Dynasty. In terms of both size and quality, the Palace Museum is peerless for its collection of model-calligraphies. Each calligraphic work is a crystallization of superb originality and imagination, be it a letter, a literary piece, a sutra, or a copy.
The introductory essay written by the Museum’s expert offers the reading public a general understanding of model-calligraphies and the development of the unique art of Chinese calligraphy.