TOC Jan 16, 2006

ORIENTATIONS, Vol. 37, No.1 (Jan/Feb 2006)

Philippe Horovitz

ORIENTATIONS Volume 37
Number 1, January/February 2006

The World Magazine on Asian Art
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A BIRTHDAY ISSUE
-Chu-Tsing Li at 85
-Jim Cahill at 80
-The Asia Society at 50
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Contents :

A PASSION FOR ASIA: THE ROCKEFELLER FAMILY COLLECTS
by Adriana Proser, Curator of Traditional Art, Asia Society Museum.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Asia Society by
John D. Rockefeller 3rd, the author highlights masterpieces in the
Rockefeller family's private and public collection and discusses their
important contribution as collectors and their commitment to preserving
the rich and aesthetic heritages of the diverse peoples of Asia.

JIM CAHILL AT EIGHTY
by Howard Rogers.

In the introduction to his sketch of the life of James Cahill, the author
comments that for more than five decades Cahill has investigated painting
history with new perspectives, bringing unknown dimensions into view, and
describing their interactions in ways that render the field ever more
accessible and intelligible to the rest of us. He moves on to identify
some of the major influences of Cahill's development as a teacher, scholar
and collector.

TRIBUTE TO CHU-TSING LI
by Claudia Brown, Arizona State University.

An account of the long career of Dr Li and how he has trained and inspired
a generation of art historians who are now doing research in many areas
including Buddhist sculpture and paintings, traditional furniture,
scholar's objects and modern painting. Dr Li has also brought scholarly
attention to the work of many contemporary artists.

THE ELEGANT GATHERING: THE YEH FAMILY COLLECTION
by Michael Knight, Senior Curator of Chinese Art, Asian Art Museum, San
Francisco.

In 2002 Max Yeh and Yeh Tong placed their family collection of Chinese
painting and calligraphy in public trust at the Asian Art Museum. The
author provides an insight into the remarkable individuals who assembled
this equally remarkable collection. Illustrated with works by Ye Yanlan,
Ye Gongchuo, Wang Duo and also Zhang Daqian.

A STUDY OF A BAMBOO BRUSH HOLDER CARVED BY GU JUE
by H.L. Huang.

Gu Jue was an eminent bamboo carver of the Qing period. One of his
representative works - a brush holder carved with the scene of `Ge
Zhichuan in Migration', which attests to his ingenuity, appeared at
auction recently. The author has done a thorough study of this unique
masterpiece.

UNLIKELY HEROES: OMARA KHAN MASOUDI AND THE KABUL MUSEUM
by Deborah Klimburg-Salter, Institute for Advanced Study, Berlin.

An interview with the Director General of the Kabul Museum about its
involvement with the museum over the years and its current state.

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Reference:
TOC: ORIENTATIONS, Vol. 37, No.1 (Jan/Feb 2006). In: ArtHist.net, Jan 16, 2006 (accessed May 19, 2024), <https://arthist.net/archive/27833>.

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