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All under Heaven

The Chinese World in Maps, Pictures, and Texts from the Collection of Floyd Sully

Walter Davis

Anthropology, History

Published: January 2015
ISBN: 9781551953199
Pages: 128 Size: 12.5x12
Illustrations: 90
Published: January 2015
ISBN: 9781551953205
Pages: 128 Size: 12.5x12
Illustrations: 90

Floyd Sully, a Canadian collector fascinated by practical yet beautiful representations of China, laboured over 15 years to assemble this beautiful collection focused on maps, documentary paintings, and illustrated texts. It features works produced inside China and abroad that were created for both Chinese and Western viewers. This publication explores important dimensions of Chinese visual culture and offers a diverse and telling set of perspectives on the Chinese world as it underwent a process of profound transformation spanning five centuries of artistic production through to modern times.

Walter Davis is an assistant professor in the Department of Art and Design and the Department of East Asian Studies at the University of Alberta in Edmonton.