Chinese Art (World of Art) / Edition 2

Chinese Art (World of Art) / Edition 2

by Mary Tregear
     
 

ISBN-10: 0500202990

ISBN-13: 9780500202999

Pub. Date: 05/28/1997

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

At a time when interest in China has never been greater, this revised edition of Mary Tregear's authoritative survey of the Chinese visual arts will be welcomed by art lovers, travelers, and students alike. Generously illustrated and eminently readable, it covers not only bronzes, jades, calligraphy, and painting, but also Buddhist sculpture, ceramics, textiles,

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At a time when interest in China has never been greater, this revised edition of Mary Tregear's authoritative survey of the Chinese visual arts will be welcomed by art lovers, travelers, and students alike. Generously illustrated and eminently readable, it covers not only bronzes, jades, calligraphy, and painting, but also Buddhist sculpture, ceramics, textiles, jewelry, lacquer, garden design, and architecture. For the revised edition, Chinese names, places, and terms have been romanized to current international usage. Throughout, information has been updated in view of new finds; there is a new introduction, and the final chapter on twentieth-century art has been completely rewritten. Includes a chronology of Chinese historical periods and six maps.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780500202999
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Publication date:
05/28/1997
Series:
World of Art Series
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
1
Sales rank:
225,653
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.70(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction7
Annotated Chronology of Chinese Historical Periods, Dynasties and Reigns9
1Neolithic Crafts (c. 5th millennium-18th century BC)12
2Hieratic Art and the Bronze Age (18th-12th centuries BC)21
3Status and Decoration (12th-3rd centuries BC)38
4Nationalism and Expression (3rd century BC-3rd century AD)50
5The Imprint of Buddhism (1st-10th centuries AD)70
6Internationalism and Showmanship (4th-10th centuries)90
7Space and Monumentality (10th-early 12th centuries)107
8Court and Chan Buddhist Arts (early 12th-early 14th centuries)120
9Tradition and Invention (14th-15th centuries)136
10Eclecticism and Innovation (15th-17th centuries)149
11Individualism and Eccentricity (17th-18th centuries)168
12Enquiry and Dislocation (19th-20th centuries)188
Select Bibliography201
Maps202
List of Illustrations209
Index214

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