Enchanted by Lohans
Osvald Sirén's Journey into Chinese Art
|Publication Date:||Oct 2013|
| Publisher:||Hong Kong University Press|
| Book Format:||Hardback|
|List Price:||USD $45.00|
| Book Description: |
Finnish-Swedish art historian Osvald Sirén (1879-1966) was one of the pioneers of Chinese art scholarship in the West. This biography focuses on his four major voyages to East Asia: 1918, 1921-1923, 1929-1930, and 1935. This was a pivotal period in Chinese archaeology, art studies, and the formation of Western collections of Chinese art. Sirén gained international renown as a scholar of Italian art, particularly with his books on Leonardo da Vinci and Giotto. Yet when he was almost...