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Art in China

Author: Craig Clunas
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Series: Oxford history of art.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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China boasts a history of art lasting over 5,000 years and embracing a huge diversity of forms- objects of jade, lacquer and porcelain, painted scrolls and fans, sculptures in stone, bronze and wood, and murals. But this rich tradition has not, until now been fully appreciated in the West where scholars have focused attention on the European high arts of painting and sculpture, downplaying arts more highly prized by  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Clunas, Craig.
Art in China.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009
(OCoLC)704482978
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Craig Clunas
ISBN: 9780199217342 0199217343
OCLC Number: 269433569
Notes: Previous ed.: 1997.
Description: 276 p. : col. ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Art in the tomb. Neolithic to Bronze Age: 2500-200 BCE --
The first empires: 221 BCE- 220 CE --
North and South: 220 CE --
589 CE --
Tomb sculpture: 400- 650 CE --
Art at court. Tang to early Song: 618-960 CE --
Northern Song court art: 960-1127 CE --
Southern Song court art: 1127-1279 CE --
Yuan court art: 1279-1368 CE --
Ming court art: 1368-1644 CE --
Early Qing court art: 1644-c.1735 CE --
The Qinglong reign: 1736-1795 CE --
Late Qing court art: 1796-1911 CE --
Art in the temple. Early Buddhist art --
Buddhist art: c.450-c.580 --
Religious art of the Sui (581-618) and Tang (618-906) dynasties --
Religious art of the Northern Song Dynasty: 960-1127 --
Southern Song religious art: 1127-1279 --
Buddhist monks and the Élite in the southern Song --
Buddhist art in the Yuan dynasty: 1279-1368 --
Religious painting of the fourteenth-fifteenth centuries --
Religious art of the Ming dynasty: 1368-1644 --
Religious art of the Qing dynasty:1644-1911 --
Art in the life of the élite. Calligraphy as an élite art --
Art and theory in the northern Song --
The southern Song (1127-1279) and Yuan (1279-1368) --
The Ming dynasty: 1368-1644 --
The art and theory of the Dong Qichang: 1555-1636 --
The seventeenth century and the Ming-Qing transition --
The Qing dynasty: 1644-1911 --
The nineteenth century --
Art in the market place. The Song and the Yuan dynasties: 960-1368 --
The Ming dynasty (1368-1644): painting --
The Ming dynasty (1368-1644): printing --
The Ming dynasty (1368-1644): textiles and crafts --
The amateur/professional problem in late Ming painting --
The Qing dynasty: 1644-1911 --
Prints and perspective --
Shanghai in the nineteenth century --
The republic of China --
Art in the people's Republic of China --
Art in China since the 1970s.
Series Title: Oxford history of art.
Responsibility: Craig Clunas.
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A beautifully illustrated new edition of the ultimate single-volume guide to the history of art in China, from neolithic times to the 21st century  Read more...

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Review from previous edition A completely fresh account of Chinese artEL lively and highly accessible. Professor Dame Jessica Rawson, Merton College, Oxford Always lucid and sometimes provocativeEL Read more...

 
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