The Mustard Seed Garden Manual of Painting
A Facsimile of the 1887-1888 Shanghai Edition
Translated from the Chinese and edited by Mai-mai Sze


Originally published as Volume 2 of The Tao of Painting, this is the first English translation of the famous Chinese handbook, the "Chieh Tzu Yüan Hua Chuan" (original, 1679-1701). Mai-mai Sze has translated and annotated the texts of instructions, discussions of the fundamentals of painting, notes on the preparation of colors, and chief editorial prefaces.

First published in 1978.