Defining Yongle: Imperial Art in Early Fifteenth-Century China

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Defining Yongle: Imperial Art in Early Fifteenth-Century China - Watt, James C Y, and Leidy, Denise Patry
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The imperial workshops of Yongle (r. 1403-24), third emperor of the Ming dynasty, produced superb paintings, sculptures, porcelains, and other luxury objects that became the foundation for subsequent developments in the arts for the remainder of the Ming dynasty. This volume traces the roots of the Yongle artistic styles to the previous dynasty, the Y???an (1271-;1368), when China was ruled by the Mongols. It offers new insight into the emperor's attachment to Tibetan Buddhism, which is reflected in many of the objects ...

Defining Yongle: Imperial Art in Early Fifteenth-Century China 2005, Metropolitan Museum of Art New York, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780300107159

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