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Sensuous Surfaces: The Decorative Object in Early Modern China

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Sensuous Surfaces: The Decorative Object in Early Modern China - Hay, Jonathan
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"Sensuous Surfaces" is a richly illustrated and in-depth introduction to the decorative arts in Ming and Qing dynasty China. Jonathan Hay explores materials and techniques, as well as issues of patronage and taste, which together formed a loose system of informal rules that affected every level of decoration in early modern China, from an individual object to the arrangement of an entire residential interior. By engaging the actual and metaphoric potential of surface, Hay contends, this system guided the production and use ...

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Sensuous Surfaces: The Decorative Object in Early Modern China 2010, University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu

ISBN-13: 9780824833619

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