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 Chinese Garden

Author: Maggie Keswick
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674010868
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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.

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."

Monumentality In Early Chinese Art And Architecture

Author: Wu Hung
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780804724289
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Monumentality In Early Chinese Art And Architecture from the Author: Wu Hung. "Chinese decorative, pictorial, and architectural forms, often approached as separate traditions, are here explained as a broad artistic movement and contextualized as part of a well-defined cultural and political tradition. The book begins with the first comprehensive explanation of "ritual art." This native genre encompasses ceremonial pottery, jades, and bronzes, which, though often small and hidden, manifest a unique sense of the monumental. The author traces the decline of this archaic tradition and the corresponding rise of palatial and funerary monuments against the background of China's transition from a network of principalities to a unified political state." "He portrays the continual reinvention of the city in China as he analyzes the history of the Western Han capital, Chang'an, and brings to life the individual motives of builder, mourner, and deceased in discussing the unprecedented construction and decoration of mortuary monuments during the Eastern Han. The book concludes by reexamining what is arguably the most important event in Chinese art history: the appearance of individual artists during the post-Han period and their transformation of public monumental art into a private idiom."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Beijing 798 Now

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

In A Chinese Garden

Author: Maggie Keswick
Publisher: Raincoast Book Dist Ltd
ISBN:
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In A Chinese Garden from the Author: Maggie Keswick.

Architecture In China

Author: Philip Jodidio
Publisher: Taschen America Llc
ISBN:
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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.