Lane, Letitia Books

Letitia Lane, a retired Professor of English and Art, did her Masters and Doctorate in Aesthetics and Comparative Literature at University of Texas at Dallas. She taught English as a Second Language overseas at the American Language Center in Lebanon, and at the Dynalectron Aerospace Corporation in the USA. For some years before she retired, she had her own painting studio where she taught class of art, art history and painting. She has written and published many articles, and served as editor for many books. She now resides in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Art and Artists of Chinese Modern Painting, 1890-1949
2006 0-7734-6116-7
This book is richly illustrated with 50 photos and is in an oversize 8½ x 11 format.

The authors have collaborated to produce a valuable resource guide that lists the most significant Chinese artists to emerge during the period of time from the 1890 to 1949. It examines these Chinese artists both in relation to the historical period in which they worked as well as in relation to the specific genre they were working in. At the end of the book, there is a listing of the most important Chinese modern painters, along with a concise biography of each, followed by a discussion of the various centers of Chinese modern painting. The bibliography has been broken down into works in English and works in Chinese.

Buddhist Art and Architecture of China
2005 0-7734-6316-X
OVERSIZE. 8½ x 11 format with 50 photo illustrations

This interdisciplinary study on the development of Buddhist art and architecture in China from the early period till the Qing Dynasty is in a 8½ x 11 format with 50 photo illustrations, the majority of which have never been shown or introduced to the Western world. This outstanding work will be an invaluable resource book particularly for those in the fields of Art History, Architecture and Asian Studies.

Renaissance in China
2007 0-7734-5881-6
Oversize book

After the death of the Emperor of the Hou Zhou dynasty in 959 A.D., the Song Dynasty emerged with General Zhao Kuang-yin as emperor. This book explores the intellectual, artistic and technical innovations during that time in which painting, literature, and philosophy reached new heights. Chapters deal with the Song landscape painting, religious, flower-and-bird, and figure painting; calligraphy; architecture; sculpture; religious art; ceramics and crafts. There is a prodigious number of biographical sketches on artists, and a section on art literature and critics. Over fifty illustrations are included.