The Resource Enchanted by Lohans : Osvald Sireþn's journey into Chinese art, Minna Törmä

Enchanted by Lohans : Osvald Sireþn's journey into Chinese art, Minna Törmä

Label
Enchanted by Lohans : Osvald Sireþn's journey into Chinese art
Title
Enchanted by Lohans
Title remainder
Osvald Sireþn's journey into Chinese art
Statement of responsibility
Minna Törmä
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Contributor
Author
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Finnish-Swedish art historian Osvald Siren (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. Siren gained international renown as a scholar of Italian art, particularly with his books on Leonardo da Vinci and Giotto. Yet when he was almost forty years old, he became captivated by Chinese art (paintings of Lohans in the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston) to such an extent that he decided to start his career anew -- in a way. He has left his mark in several fields in Chinese art study: architecture, sculpture, painting, and garden art. This study charts Siren's itineraries during his travels in Japan, Korea, and China. It introduces the various people in those countries as well as in Europe and North America who defined the field in its early stages and were influential as collectors and dealers. Since Siren was a theosophist, the book also explores the impact of theosophical ideas in his work
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P@U
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Törmä, Minna
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N7485.S8
LC item number
T674 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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JSTOR
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  • Sirén, Osvald
  • Sirén, Osvald
  • Sirén, Osvald
  • Art, Chinese
  • ART
  • ART
  • Art, Chinese
  • Travel
  • China
Label
Enchanted by Lohans : Osvald Sireþn's journey into Chinese art, Minna Törmä
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Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-216) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Acknowledgements -- In the Forbidden City -- The beginnings of the journey -- Enchanted by Lohans in Boston -- The Golden Pavilion -- The expedition that lasted too long -- The fruits of the 1921-23 expedition -- To go or not to go back to Stockholm -- Language lessons and curio dealers -- Enhancing the Asian Collection in the Nationalmuseum -- The garden as a refuge -- Afterword -- Appendix I. Biographies -- Appendix II. Itineraries -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 224 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789888139842
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctt455wxz
System control number
  • (OCoLC)867742103
  • (OCoLC)ocn867742103
Label
Enchanted by Lohans : Osvald Sireþn's journey into Chinese art, Minna Törmä
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-216) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Acknowledgements -- In the Forbidden City -- The beginnings of the journey -- Enchanted by Lohans in Boston -- The Golden Pavilion -- The expedition that lasted too long -- The fruits of the 1921-23 expedition -- To go or not to go back to Stockholm -- Language lessons and curio dealers -- Enhancing the Asian Collection in the Nationalmuseum -- The garden as a refuge -- Afterword -- Appendix I. Biographies -- Appendix II. Itineraries -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 224 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789888139842
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctt455wxz
System control number
  • (OCoLC)867742103
  • (OCoLC)ocn867742103

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