The Arts of China, 1600-1900

The Arts of China, 1600-1900

by William Watson, Chumei Ho


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780300107357
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 05/28/2007
Series: Pelican History of Art Series
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 280.00(w) x 215.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

William Watson is emeritus professor of Chinese art and archaeology at the University of London. Chuimei Ho is adjunct curator of East and Southeast Asian art and archaeology at the Field Museum in Chicago.

Table of Contents

Preface     vi
Acknowledgements     vii
Chronology and Map     viii
Graphics - A Foison of Pictures     1
Court Painting   William Watson     1
Academic Painting   William Watson     15
Books and Prints   William Watson     29
Literati Inspiration - Discipline and Free Invention     43
Painting and Ornament   William Watson     43
The Cult of Writing Equipment   Chuimei Ho     46
Carving and Sculpture - Emblematic Images     69
Carving in Soft Materials   William Watson     69
Hardstone   William Watson     77
Jade carving   Chuimei Ho     78
Religious Statues and Figurines   Chuimei Ho     94
Manufactured Materials - The Quest for Colour     119
Ceramics. The Main Tradition   William Watson     119
Imperial Ceramics in the Nineteenth Century   William Watson     135
Cloisonne and Painted Enamelled Ware   William Watson     143
Decorated Lacquer   William Watson     151
Snuff Bottles and Glass - From Apprenticeship to Mastery     159
Snuff Bottles   Chuimei Ho     159
Glass   Chuimei Ho     170
Textiles - The Universal Craft     183
Costumes and Accessories   Chuimei Ho     198
House and Garden - Shaping the Home Environment     213
Architecture   William Watson     213
Furniture   Chuimei Ho     227
Marketing Abroad - Mutual Exoticism     237
Traders and Ceramics   William Watson     237
Notes     245
Bibliography     257
Glossary     263
Index     269
Photographic Acknowledgements     275

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