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The British Museum book of Chinese art

Author: Jessica Rawson; Joseph E. Hotung Gallery.
Publisher: London : The British Museum Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

A guide to the arts of China. It explains why Chinese silks and porcelains, unsurpassed for over a thousand years, have been prized around the world for their fine textures and brilliant colours.


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jessica Rawson; Joseph E. Hotung Gallery.
ISBN: 9780714124469 071412446X
OCLC Number: 605356225
Notes: This book is written to accompany and to celebrate the opening of the Joseph E. Hotung Gallery of Oriental antiquities at the British Museum in the autumn of 1992.
Description: 395 Seiten : Illustrationen
Contents: Preface; Introduction (Jessica Rawson); 1 Jades and bronzes for ritual (Jessica Rawson); 2 Calligraphy and painting for official life (Anne Farrer); 3 Sculpture for tombs and temples (Jessica Rawson); 4 Decorative arts for display (Jane Portal); 5 Ceramics for use (Shelagh Vainker); 6 Luxuries for trade (Jessica Rawson and Jane Portal); Chronologies; Archaeological sites; Buddhist sites and reliquary deposits; Traditional architecture; Tombs; Painters; Glossaries; Select bibliographies; List of illustrations; Index.
Responsibility: Jessica Rawson [und weitere].


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"'The most lucid and authoritative introduction to Chinese culture available in English' National Art Book prize winner 'Sumptuous but affordable' New Statesman and Society"

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