The Ingalls Library is pleased to announce the purchase of a significant online resource for research on Chinese art. The Siku Quanshu (Complete Library in Four Branches of Literature) was compiled during the years 1773-1782 by edict of Emperor Qianlong. The Siku Quanshu includes 3,460 works with a total of more than 36,000 volumes. Having approximately 800 million characters, it is unarguably the single largest collection of literary works in the world.
Here in folio, the murals of Rivera present as close to the epic originals as possible. With numerous double page foldouts, detail images from within the paintings, and outline panels labeling the subjects, even a casual fan of the artist will easily become engrossed in Rivera's work.
Collections in Focus
Cleveland Museum of Art Print Club members will be interested in this fascinating new book, The Art of the Garden: Collecting Antique Botanical Prints, by Denise DeLaurentis, available in Recent Acquisitions.
One has to admire the heft of this single volume chronology of the history of art, 30,000 Years of Art, currently in Recent Acquisitions.