The British Museum Book of Chinese Art

Jessica Rawson
British Museum Press, 2007 - 395 pagina's
This is a newly revised and updated edition of this classic award-winning book, with updated text, additional new colour photographs and fully updated bibliography. The book explains why chinese silks and porcelains, unsurpassed for over a thousand years, have been prized around the world for their fine textures and brilliant colours. Paradoxically, the arts valued most in China have been calligraphy, ink painting, jade carving and bronze casting. The authors explain why, describing the origins of these diverse achievements and setting them in their historical context alongside decorative arts such as lacquer, cloisonne and glass. The wealth of illustrations include well-known blue-and-white Ming ceramics as well as less familiar jades of the Neolithic period and rare world-famous paintings on silk from the Buddhist Silk Road caves at Dunhuang.

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This volume cover a vast range of Chinese art from painting to sculpture and calligraphy to ceramics. Each chapter (of which there are six) deals with the genre or medium of art individually and with ... Volledige review lezen

The British Museum book of Chinese Art

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This is easily the best introductory overview of Chinese art to appear in years. A readable and attractive volume, it integrates Chinese history, culture, art, and relations with other countries into ... Volledige review lezen


Jades and bronzes for r1tual
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