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The Mustard Seed Garden Manual of Painting
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Originally published as Volume 2 of The Tao of Painting, this is the first English translation of the famous Chinese handbook, the "Chieh Tzu Yüan Hua Chuan" (original, 1679-1701). Mai-mai Sze has translated and annotated the texts of instructions, discussions of the fundamentals of painting, notes on the preparation of colors, and chief editorial prefaces.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Publisher's Note
  2. p. v
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  1. Contents
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  1. Traditional Chronology
  2. p. viii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. ix-xvii
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  1. Preface to the Shanghai (1887-88) Edition
  2. pp. 3-8
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  1. Part I
  2. pp. 9-10
  1. Preface to the First (1679) Edition
  2. pp. 11-14
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  1. The Fundamentals of Painting
  2. pp. 15-50
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  1. Book of Trees
  2. pp. 51-126
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  1. Book of Rocks
  2. pp. 127-218
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  1. Book of Jen-wu
  2. pp. 219-314
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  1. Part II
  2. pp. 315-316
  1. Preface to Parts II and IIIof the First Complete Edition (1701)
  2. pp. 317-320
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  1. Book of the Orchid
  2. pp. 321-358
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  1. Book of the Bamboo
  2. pp. 359-396
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  1. Book of the Plum
  2. pp. 397-432
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  1. Book of the Chrysanthemum
  2. pp. 433-462
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  1. Part III
  2. pp. 463-464
  1. Book of Grasses, Insects, and Flowering Plants
  2. pp. 465-522
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  1. Book of Feathers-and-Furand Flowering Plants
  2. pp. 523-578
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  1. Concluding Notes on the Preparation of Colors
  2. pp. 579-588
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  1. Summary of the Chieh Tzŭ Yüan Hua Chuan
  2. pp. 589-608
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  1. Appendix: Analysis of Basic Terms
  2. pp. 609-622
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  1. Index of Master Painters
  2. pp. 623-624
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