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Title: Toward an integrated methodology : morphological analyses in the identification of prime objects and the sequence of image-change through historical accretions : Wu Zhen (1280-1354), a case study
Author: Stanley-Baker, Joan
ISNI:       0000 0004 2743 1927
Awarding Body: University of Oxford
Current Institution: University of Oxford
Date of Award: 1987
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The thesis is a demonstration of an integrated methodology in the investigation of Chinese paintings. Section I outlines methods of analysis used by specialists in China, Japan and the West, and proposes their integration. Section II implements the Integrated Methodology in the identification of prime objects in a group of works attributed to Wu Zhen now in the National Palace Museum, Taipei. Section III presents a systematic method of investigating the non-genuine works, and charts their respective relationships to the prime objects and/or to each other. The findings clarify fundamental issues regarding period styles in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries and challenge, by implication, long held assumptions of authenticity of a great many works labelled with Yuan dates. They invite a reconsideration of our methodology as well as our basic assumptions of style-images associated with particular masters.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Painting ; Chinese ; Expertising