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The arts of China to AD 900

Author: William Watson
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [1995-1997] ©1995-©1997.
Series: Yale University Press Pelican history of art.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This handsome book is the first in a major three-volume series that will survey China's immense wealth of art, architecture, and artefacts from prehistoric times to the twentieth century. The Arts of China to AD 900 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."--BOOK JACKET.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Watson
ISBN: 0300059892 9780300059892 0300073933 9780300073935 9780300107357 0300107358 0300098359 9780300098358 9780300082845 0300082843
OCLC Number: 31865486
Description: 3 volumes : illustrations (some color), maps ; 30 cm.
Contents: [v. 1.] To AD 900 --
[v. 2.] 900-1620 --
[v. 3] After 1620. V.1. Preface --
Maps --
Chronological table. Neolithic art --
Shang art --
Bronze in the Xizhou period: 1027-771 B.C. --
Bronze in the Chunqiu and Zhanguo periods: 771-476, 475-221 --
Jade --
Lacquer art --
Inner Asia and the Chinese borders --
Cultural unity. The Hun empire --
Iconography under the western Han --
Draughtsmanship and painting under the eastern Han --
Architecture in retrospect from the second century A.D. --
The period of the six dynasties --
The age of division: sculpture of the northern Wei first phase --
Yungang cave-shrine: northern Wei second phase --
Northern Wei third phase: A.D. 495-535 --
Monumental sculpture of the mid-sixth century --
Draughtsmanship and painting of the six dynasties in Henan, Hebei and Jiangsu --
Pre-Tang mural painting in west China --
Architecture from Han to Tang --
The Buddhist icon: Tang international style --
Tang secular painting, figures and landscape --
Buddhist sculpture under the Tang --
Tang non-Buddhist sculpture and decorated objects --
List of bibliographical abbreviations --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Glossary of Chinese characters --
Index --
Picture acknowledgments.
Series Title: Yale University Press Pelican history of art.
Other Titles: Arts of China 900-1620
Arts of China after 1620
Responsibility: William Watson.

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An examination of the most prolific and broad-ranging period of Chinese art history, from the Song Dynasty with its spectacular landscape paintings to the Ming Dynasty with its lovely pottery.  Read more...

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"Watson's is a magisterial work of traditional scholarship, the product of a long association with the field." Frances Wood, Literary Review "Richly illustrated and full of factual information... Read more...

 
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