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Item Number: 143286
Title: Painting with Light: Photography at the Freer|Sackler
Author: Huh, Carol ; David Hogge
Record created on 10/09/16
Description: London: Giles, in association with Freer|Sackler, Smithsonian Institution, 2017. 21cm., pbk., 210pp., 200 color illus.
Summary: Located in Washington, DC, the Freer|Sackler is the Smithsonianís museum of Asian artóthe place on the National Mall where Asia meets America. Painting with Light is one of a series of guides to the collection areas represented by the Freer|Sackler, which include American, Chinese, Indian, Islamic World, Japanese, Korean, and Southeast Asian artworks. Collectively, the guidebook series seeks to broaden readersí appreciation of both cultural differences and aesthetic commonalities and to celebrate traditional and contemporary art movements in Asia. Painting with Light features photography from the museumís collections, revealing how the medium has shaped views of Asia from the mid-nineteenth century to the present day. Included are portraits of the notable and the anonymous, urban and rural landscape views, posed studio images and candid shots, and photos documenting research in the field.
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