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Semiotics for Art History

Reinterpreting the Development of Chinese Landscape Painting

Author(s): Lian Duan
Contributors: Lian Duan;

Book Description

Reading art from a semiotic perspective, this book offers a new interpretation of the development of Chinese landscape painting and outlines a new framework for contemporary semiotics and critical theory. It will appeal to those interested in visual art, Chinese studies, critical theory, semiotics, and other relevant fields, and will allow the reader to learn how to put theory into the practice of studying art, how to give new life to an important theory, and how to acquire a new point of view in appreciating and enjoying art with a certain critical theory.


ISBN-13: 978-1-5275-1855-1
ISBN-10: 1-5275-1855-8
Date of Publication: 01/01/2019
Pages / Size: 304 / A5
Price: £67.99


Lian Duan is a Senior Lecturer in Chinese at Concordia University, Canada. With PhDs in Art Education and Literary Theory, he has previously taught comparative literature at Sichuan University, China, and Chinese literature and art at the State University of New York at Albany and Williams College, USA. His research covers visual culture, art history, contemporary art, comparative literature, and critical theory, particularly, theories about image, narrative, and semiotics. He has published extensively on art and literature, including 15 books in Chinese. His most recent publications include Visual Culture: A Semiotic Approach to Art History and Contemporary Art (2018) and a translation of Mieke Bal, Semiotics of Narrative: Essays in Visual Analysis (2017).


ISBN-13: 978-1-5275-3671-5
ISBN-10: 1-5275-3671-8
Date of Publication: 01/10/2019
Pages / Size: 304 / A5
Price: £52.99