Library stages exhibition of Western art books
The collection features a number of published works about celebrated artists, such as Van Gogh, Seurat, Pissarro and Paul Klee, as well as publications by renowned art galleries and museums around the world.
A visiting professor in the Department of Chinese, Translation and Linguistics (CTL) in 2001, Professor Stone is an art historian who has built up his collection of art books since his college days. He has an in-depth knowledge of Western art, painting and architecture, as well as Chinese civilization. When he visited CTL, he delivered a series of lectures on the impact of Chinese culture on European art and also developed links with CityU's Library."Professor Stone is a connoisseur of Western art. Many titles in his collection are valuable out-of-print editions," said Professor Zhang Longxi, Chair Professor of Comparative Literature and Translation in CTL and Director of the Centre for Cross-Cultural Studies, at the donation ceremony held on
Books that will be of help to CityU's research and teaching are most welcome, according to Ms Fung. "We will also be pleased to consider books of more general interest," she added. For those who may want to offer their own collections for donation to the University, the Library has set up a dedicated telephone number: (852) 2194-2252.