Art and Architecture of China

Art and Architecture of China

by Sheila Hollihan-Elliot


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China has a rich artistic tradition extending back thousands of years. Art and Architecture of China surveys the art treasures of this vibrant civilization, from ancient and imperial China to today's People's Republic. The arts of each era are interpreted in the context of the life, culture, and politics of that era, offering insights to their meaning and showing how China's artistic output has reflected the development of Chinese society and thought. Art forms studied include ancient bronze ritual vessels and jade; the Three Perfections (calligraphy, poetry, and brush painting); ceramics and porcelain; sculpture; decorative and folk art; and modern, Western-influenced painting.

Traditional Chinese architecture and town planning is also explored, revealing key technologies and design principles. In addition, today's interplay between traditional architecture and cutting-edge modernism is examined.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781422221556
Publisher: Mason Crest Publishers
Publication date: 09/28/2011
Series: China: The Emerging Superpower Series
Pages: 120
Product dimensions: 7.96(w) x 9.58(h) x 0.43(d)
Lexile: 1240L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

1 Overview: Important Cultural Themes 13

2 Prehistoric Art and Architecture 21

3 Calligraphy 33

4 Poetry 43

5 Painting 49

6 Ceramics and Porcelain 63

7 Traditional Architecture 71

8 Sculpture 31

9 Crafts and Folk Art 89

10 Art and Architecture in China Today 95

Chronology 106

Glossary 110

Further Reading 112

Internet Resources 113

Index 114

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