老北京市井风情画 Life & People in Old Beijing-Through the Eyes of a Painter (English-Chinese Edition)
North Atlantic Books
200 pag. paperback 19 x 24 cm
This album includes some of the best works from nearly five hundred paintings depicting scenes of old Beijing done by Mr. Sheng Xishan. In these paintings, the artist presents a myriad of images of peoples daily lives-the ways they dressed, the food they ate, the houses they lived in and the means by which they traveled in the 1920s and 1930s. Through such portrayals, he recreates street scenes, the life and work of businessmen and peddlers, and the customs and habits of the general populace.