The story of Chinese art from its foundations in the Bronze Age and the first empires through the rich diversity of art produced during the Sung, Yuan, Ming, and Ch'ing dynasties.The story of Chinese art from its foundations in the Bronze Age and the first empires through the rich diversity of art produced during the Sung, Yuan, Ming, and Ch'ing dynasties.Read Less
Second printing. Small owner's label to front free endpaper, some light blind impressions to rear panel of book and jacket from haveing been set down on a small pebble and moved, spine with slight lean, else fine in fine dust jacket in mylar cover. Full page color reproductions.
Large 4to. 648pp. 600 illustrations (including 436 color plates and 7 maps). With contributions by Chang Lin-sheng, James Cahill, Wai-kam Ho, Maxwell K. Hearn and Richard M. Barnhart. Brown cloth in color illustrated dustjacket. A fine copy (owner red chopmarks) in fine dustjacket. A beautiful catalogue for the exhibition presenting items from the the extraordinary collection of works of art belonging to the National Palace Museum in Taipei. This is a heavy volume and may require additional shippig. Next day shipping. Celebrating our 15th year-all domestic orders ship with Delivery Confirmation Tracking Number-Images available upon request.
It is a perfect book to introduce the treasures in National Palace Museum. There are many detail descriptions on themselves and their background. The main reason I love the book is its content, which includes many famous Chinese paintings in history. The only pity is that the book is not so tight, because of so many pages it has.
Publishers Weekly, 1996-05-13 More than an exhibition catalogue, this breathtakingly beautiful volume, a major work of scholarship, offers a panoramic history of Chinese art and culture. Its 436 color plates and 190 halftones reproduce hundreds of masterpieces from the Chinese Palace Museum in TaiwanŠartworks that originally constituted the personal collection of 18th-century Emperor Ch'ien-lung, and were transported out of communist China to Taipei after WWII. Among the treasures are eighth-century calligraphic brush masterpieces, monumental landscape hanging scrolls of the Northern Sung (10th-11th centuries), elegant porcelain, naturalistic flower, bird and animal paintings, and life-size, robust imperial portraits. Essays by Chinese and Western art historians sweep from the Neolithic Age's magical and religious uses of jade (third millennium B.C.) to Bronze Age rituals, the paradoxical rejuvenation of art under the Mongol conquest, Buddhist and Taoist influences, Ming scholar-artists' revolt against orthodoxy and 17th-century Ch'ing emperors' use of the arts as tools for glorification of the state. The exhibition opened at New York's Metropolitan Museum and will tour nationally. Fong and Watt are curators at the Met. (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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