Art And Architecture Of China

Author: Shelia Hollihan-Elliot
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1422294447
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Art And Architecture Of China from the Author: Shelia Hollihan-Elliot. 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.

The Art And Architecture Of China

Author: Laurence C. S. Sickman
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780300053340
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The Art And Architecture Of China from the Author: Laurence C. S. Sickman. Surveys the development of Chinese painting, sculpture, and architecture over a four-thousand-year period and examines the impact of religious and philosophical ideas

Buddhist Art And Architecture Of China

Author: Yuheng Bao
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Buddhist Art And Architecture Of China from the Author: Yuheng Bao. "This interdisciplinary study on the development of Buddhist art and architecture in China from the early period till the Qing Dynasty is in a 8 11 format with 50 photo illustrations, the majority of which have never been shown or introduced to the Western world. This book has been organized so that a brief biography of Prince Gautama (later the Buddha), is first presented, followed by an explanation of the Four Noble Beliefs, and the Eightfold Path which a Buddhist must follow to reach the enlightenment, and finally the Nirvana."

The Chinese Garden

Author: Maggie Keswick
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674010868
Size: 57.80 MB
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The Chinese Garden from the Author: Maggie Keswick. Keswick's celebrated classic affords adventurers, armchair travelers, and garden buffs alike the intimate pleasures of the Chinese garden. In these richly illustrated pages, Chinese gardens unfold as cosmic diagrams, revealing a profound and ancient view of the world and of humanity's place in it. 250 illustrations.

Beijing 798 Now

Author: Cheng Lei
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Beijing 798 Now from the Author: Cheng Lei. Edited by Cheng Lei, Zhu Qi.

Architecture In China

Author: Philip Jodidio
Publisher: Taschen America Llc
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Architecture In China from the Author: Philip Jodidio. Part of an architecture series that brings a different perspective to world architecture, highlighting architectural trends by country. This book features 15 to 20 architects with the focus on how they have contributed to architecture in China.

The Chinese Garden

Author: Joseph C. Wang
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195875867
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The Chinese Garden from the Author: Joseph C. Wang. Urban refuge and large-scale work of art, the Chinese garden is both a setting for the good life and a medium for its creators artistic expression. As a place for relaxation, the garden brings elements of nature into the home's extended 'living-room'. As a vehicle for personal expression, itrelies on a sophisticated language of design and literary allusion to provide the visitor with a complete cultural and sensory experience. The Chinese Garden draws on a wide range of literary and artistic sources to present the fundamentals of Chinese garden design. Illustrated with photographs showing detailed views of sites in Suzhou and Yangzhou, Shanghai and Beijing, it explains the aesthetic principles and practical concerns ofthe designer. The 'reading' of a Chinese garden that it offers is enriched by a greater understanding of the literary and artistic conventions involved in the gardens construction. Whether built for imperial use or for the enjoyment of a private scholar and his family, the garden is a centrepiece of classical Chinese culture. First-time visitors and long-time devotees will all find this introduction a useful companion as they experience the joys of the Chinese garden.

The Arts Of China To Ad 900

Author: William Watson
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300082845
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The Arts Of China To Ad 900 from the Author: William Watson. This is a survey of China's wealth of art, architecture and artefacts from prehistoric times to the 20th century. It investigates the beginnings of the traditions on which much of the art rests, moving from Neolithic and Bronze Age China to the era of the Tang Dynasty around AD 900.

The Art And Architecture Of Japan

Author: Robert Treat Paine
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300053333
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The Art And Architecture Of Japan from the Author: Robert Treat Paine. Once slighted as mere copying from China, the arts of Japan are now seen as a unique alternation of advances and withdrawals. At times the islanders produced Chinese-style works of great beauty, unmatched on the continent. When they chose to be independent, their art differs at every level. Sculpture, and even more painting, are concrete, sensuous, and emotional, speaking directly to all.