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Art of dynastic China

Author: William Watson
Publisher: New York : Abrams, 1981, ©1979.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book includes the full scope of Chinese Arts, From early Antiquity to this century.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Watson, William, 1917-2007.
Art of dynastic China.
New York : Abrams, 1981, ©1979
(OCoLC)756466290
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Watson
ISBN: 0810906279 9780810906273
OCLC Number: 6889695
Notes: Translation of L'art de l'ancienne Chine.
Description: 633 pages : illustrations ; 32 cm
Contents: Part one. The evolution of style. Early traditions --
Neolithic settlement and conomy --
Two neolithic arts --
The hieratic cycle --
Art in the Shang state --
Hieratic and realistic style --
THe first Henan style --
The feudal empire --
Sytles of the early Zhou reigns --
The second Henan style --
The Shanxi style --
The third Henan style --
The geometricizing style --
The animal style --
Realistic art --
Empire and imperialism --
The theory and practice of verisimilitude --
Religious art --
Architecture --
The ancient tradition --
Wood and brick --
Buildings in plan --
Pillar, beam, and bracket --
Buddhist architecture --
Philosophized art --
Writing --
An invenion of landscape --
Archaism --
Landscape as a private code --
Decorative art --
Part two. The image as document. Photographs --
Identification of the photographs --
Drawings of architectural details and wall reiefs --
Part three. The principal archaeological sties --
Part four. Appendices. The painters --
Chronology.
Other Titles: Art de l'ancienne Chine.
Responsibility: William Watson.

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This book includes the full scope of Chinese Arts, From early Antiquity to this century.

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