Birth of Form: Early Chinese Ceramics at the Museum of Applied Arts, Frankfurt available in Hardcover
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- Floating World Editions, Limited
Although the Museum of Applied Arts, Frankfurt holds one of the finest collections of Chinese ceramics in Europe, its early wares have remained mostly unpublished. This catalogue introduces a total 419 early Chinese ceramics, described in 374 catalogue entries covering a time span of more than 6000 years. Because of the large number of non-Germans among museum visitors (some 30%) and the international community of collectors, the catalogue is published in a bilingual edition (German and English) with brief entries and glossary in Chinese. Some 80 of the ceramics appear in color plates, while all 374 entries are included in an accompanying CD-ROM that provides detailed descriptions of all exhibits, including a brief Chinese description. The CD further includes details of designs and inscriptions whenever useful, and interactive information on the geographical setting, historical sequence of cultures, and production centers in ancient China.