Marcus Flacks
Contemplating Rocks

Following the success of Classical Chinese Furniture, Rasika is proud to announce it’s latest publication: a sumptuous new limited edition by Marcus Flacks that explores the world of Chinese scholars’ rocks and rock collecting.

Robert D. Mowry offers an illuminating background history and leading collectors and artists such as Liu Dan, J.  J. Lally, Brice Marden and Nicolas Chow, convey their relationship to a rock of their choice and rocks in general.

The book is a feast to the eye and to the mind: richly illustrated with evocative images of rocks and rock collections and enriched with reproductions of original paintings by leading Chinese ink painters such as Liu Dan, Xu Lei and Tai Xiangzhou. Both novice and expert will be informed by this book and will gain a deeper understanding of the enigmatic and delightful world of scholars’ rocks in classical Chinese culture.

See the images referred to in Robert Mowry's essay (pp.22–24) here.

  • 190 pages
  • Over 90 colour and b/w illustrations
  • 325 x 270mm
  • ISBN 978-0-9569920-7-9
  • Publication date: 2012
  • Hardback

  • Out of print

    £ 120