The Water Mill and Northern Song Imperial Patronage of Art, Commerce, and Science

Liu, Heping
December 2002
Art Bulletin;Dec2002, Vol. 84 Issue 4, p566
Academic Journal
Examines the Northern Song dynasty's patronage of water mills and other innovations of hydraulic engineering during the period of 960-1126. Details on the Chinese painting of architectural subjects called jiehua; Profile of jiehua painter Guo Zhongshu; Description of the painting 'The Sluice Gate with Freight Carts' or 'The Water Mill'; Representation of state commerce in 'The Water Mill'; Advances in hydraulic engineering.


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