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Phaidon Press, Oxford - first edition, 1980. hardcover, 10 3/4" x 8", with dust jacket. Ours is an ex-library copy in transparent protective covering, with stamps, stickers etc and barcode excised from ffep. Packed book weighs 1.5kgs (3.5lbs). VERY GOOD book in VERY GOOD unclipped dust jacket. Dark-green cloth-bound boards with gold type to spine, 15 full-colour plates, 183 b&w illustrations, bibliography, index. Here is the long-awaited classic on Chinese Painting by a leading scholar in Chinese Art history. Professor Max Loehr has constructed a model of critical appreciation; the problems are lucidly presented and elegantly worked out. He has the rare skill of being able to teach us to 'see' paintings, which unites solid scholarship with aesthetic pleasure. Figure painting from the Six Dynasties (221-589), Landscape paintings (907-60), Masters (1279-1644), the Ch'ing Period (1644-1911).