'Shanghai: Art of the City traces, through its art, the development of what is incontestably one of the world’s most intriguing cities, from its mudbank Treaty Port origins to the dynamic, cosmopolitan metropolis of today. Along the way it considers the works of mid and late nineteenth-century artists, Shanghai as a center for creative thinking in the early 1900s, and as an international center for a distinctive style known as Shanghai Deco in the 1930s. It charts the reactions, accommodations, and resistance of artists to the tightly controlled state-sponsored Socialist agitprop of the Cultural Revolution, and the rebound from those restrictions in the late 1970s and 1980s. Finally, it surveys the innovative conceptual and installation artists who are making Shanghai a center for bold new directions in contemporary art today.
Featuring more than a hundred oil paintings, Shanghai Deco furniture and rugs, revolutionary posters, works of fashion, movie clips, and contemporary installations—drawn mainly from the collections of the Shanghai Museum, the Shanghai Art Museum, the Shanghai History Museum, the Lu Xun Memorial Hall, and the Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Centre—Shanghai explores the tumultuous history that has resulted in the progressive and stylish city of today, through the mirror of its art.' (Front flap)
Catalogue published on the occasion of the exhibition 'Shanghai', co-organized by the Shanghai Museum and the Asian Art Museum—Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture. The exhibition was presented in San Francisco at the Asian Art Museum from 12 February through 5 September 2010. Chronology, checklist (in Chinese), glossary and bibliography provided.
Please note that only twentieth-century artists are listed below.
visual culture,  architecture,  design,  fibre art,  ink painting,  calligraphy,  installation,  oil painting,  acrylic painting,  printmaking,  mixed media,  photography,  video art,  group exhibition
ISBN / ISSN
A Tale of Three Cities: Shanghai from 1850 to the Present - Wenhsin YEH
Reaching to Heaven: Shanghai Architecture and Interiors - Nancy BERLINER
Modern Art and Culture in Shanghai, 1840-1940 - SHAN Guolin
Lithography in Early Shanghai Graphics - Dany CHAN
Visualizing Women and Shanghai Modernity - Dany CHAN
A Public Art Movement in Shanghai - Dany CHAN
A Concise Introduction to Modern Shanghai Painting - LI Lei, 李磊