Art in China

Art in China China boasts a history of art stretching over years and embracing a vast array of forms objects of jade lacquer and porcelain painted scrolls and fans sculptures in stone bronze and wood an

  • Title: Art in China
  • Author: Craig Clunas
  • ISBN: 9780199217342
  • Page: 279
  • Format: Paperback
  • China boasts a history of art stretching over 5,000 years and embracing a vast array of forms objects of jade, lacquer and porcelain, painted scrolls and fans, sculptures in stone, bronze and wood, and murals With than 130 halftone illustrations, including almost eighty in full color, this new edition of Art in China presents the finest one volume introduction to alChina boasts a history of art stretching over 5,000 years and embracing a vast array of forms objects of jade, lacquer and porcelain, painted scrolls and fans, sculptures in stone, bronze and wood, and murals With than 130 halftone illustrations, including almost eighty in full color, this new edition of Art in China presents the finest one volume introduction to all forms of Chinese art The book examines Chinese art in a variety of contexts as it has been designed for tombs, commissioned by rulers, displayed in temples, created by the men and women of the educated elite, and bought and sold in the marketplace Drawing on recent innovative scholarship and newly accessible studies in China itself Craig Clunas surveys the full spectrum of the visual arts This updated edition contains expanded coverage of modern and contemporary art, from the fall of the empire in 1911 to the contemporary video art scene.

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    1. I have loved looking at Chinese art for a long time, particularly the beautiful ink paintings of landscapes and of the natural world (flowers, fruits, birds etc.), but I have not previously read any books about Chinese art, There was no better place to start than this. The author, Craig Clunas, is Professor of the History of Art at Oxford University (you can see him in a photo in the blog post dated 17 August 2017 at oxfordarthist.wordpress/ - he's the man in yellow, with a group of students loo [...]

    2. A detailed and interesting overview of Chines art from prehistory to the modern day. Highly accessible for all types of readers, and written in a lively manner.

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