49.95pp USA 59.95pp Overseas
DREAMING OF DREAMSTONES- World's first comprehensive English text publication covers China's extraordinary natural stone paintings, by author and dreamstone lecturer Douglas Schneible ISBN 978-0-578-08204-2
An International First...68 page full color publication is the western world's first comprehensive English text publication on this genre. First published in 2010, it is entitled: Dreaming of Dreamstones- China's Extraordinary Natural Stone Paintings. Information packed publication covers the history, geology, creation, “stone sages”, spirituality, category & color types, value determination, grading and international market for this enchanting contemporary art form, sometimes referred to as dali dreamstones or dali dream stone. Includes the author's 8C'S- valuable collecting tips & guidelines for selecting the best dreamstones and caring for your stone paintings. The author and Dreamstone painting lecturer Douglas Schneible writes: "After spending two decades as a collector and dealer in fine Chinese art, I created this guide to share my knowledge of China’s magnificent natural stone paintings with my friends and clients. I wrote this guide because I believe they are extraordinarily beautiful, historically important, represent excellent value, and because there simply is currently no English published texts on this important art category. Includes 70 full color dreamstone photographs- most never seen outside of the mainland. Authored by Douglas Schneible, dreamstone lecturer, lifetime art collector, and Asian art dealer/ professional gallery owner since 1990. 68 pp. In full color. ISBN 978-0-578-08204-2 postpaid.