Things Chinese: Antiques, Crafts, Collectibles

Things Chinese: Antiques, Crafts, Collectibles

by Ronald G. Knapp

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A unique introduction to the culture of China through its most beautiful objects

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"Besides Mao gadgetry, art lovers will find plenty of inspiration from other collectibles featured in this well researched book. These range from household furnishings and religious icons to ethnic minority jewelry and opium pipes, all good stuff that illustrates aspects of China's cultural history and its people's artistic taste that is highly recognized in art markets around the world. Every item covered has a history of its own, and Knapp's approach to history is comprehensive."—The Nation

"The ever-observant and longtime China scholar Ron Knapp rewards readers with his rich insights into the meaning and histories behind objects—from bird cages to dragons—that sing of Chinese civilization's inspiring contributions to our world."—Nancy Berliner, PhD, author of Yin Yu Tang: The Architecture and Daily Life of a Chinese House and The Emperor's Private Paradise

"Ron Knapp, with his broad grasp of Chinese history and culture, provides insights and highlights of taste, style, and social and cultural developments behind the particular 'things' in this book, captured beautifully and skillfully by the lenses of Michael Freeman."—Kai-Yin Lo, designer and author

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Periplus Editions (HK) ltd.
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Hardcover with Jacket
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8.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

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