Hong Kong: Published by The East Society, Printed by Sing Cheong Printing Co. Ltd., 1967. 1st edition. Unpaginated. Text in One 2-panel color image, otherwise all images black & white. 11-1/4" x 8-1/2". Wrappers with printed dust jacket. Clear malleable plastic dust jacket protector [publisher's?]. Spine lightly sunned. Prior owner name stamp to t.p. top magin, otherwise a VG+ - Nr Fine copy. Item #37132
"Chang Dai-chien was one of the best-known and most prodigious Chinese artists of the twentieth century. Originally known as a guohua (traditionalist) painter, by the 1960s he was also renowned as a modern impressionist and expressionist painter. Further, Chang is regarded as one of the most gifted master forgers of the twentieth century. ... [and it is suggested] that many notable collections of Chinese art contains a forgery by the master painter" [Wiki].
"This book, which represents the epitome of Chang Dai-chien's achievements since 1944, contains one hundred and thirty reproductions of his landscapes, human figures, plants, flowers, birds, animals and fish in both the elaborate and the hsieh yi styles. The pictures are arranged in chronological order to enable the reader to see more clearly how the master, after having already attained in his middle age a dizzy height in Chinese art, continued on to reach even greater heights." [Foreword].
While well represented institutionally, the work somewhat uncommon in the trade.