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Folk brick carving

Author: Xianlin Lan; Wai wen chu ban she.
Publisher: Beijing : Foreign Languages Press, 2008.
Series: Folk craft heritage of China.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Brick carving is a special genre of art extensively applied in architectural decor, especially of the traditional type. Based on bricks, pottery and th art of stone carving, the form is traced back to the Spring and Autumn Period (770-221 BC). With its distinct national overtones, the art has gathered for itself a significant niche in the histo f carving and sculpture. ollected in this book are more than 200  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Pictorial works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Xianlin Lan; Wai wen chu ban she.
ISBN: 9787119046723 7119046721
OCLC Number: 426174255
Language Note: Translated from Chinese.
Description: 136 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series Title: Folk craft heritage of China.
Other Titles: Min jian zhuan diao.
Min jian zhuan diao
Responsibility: compiled by Lan Xianlin.

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Brick carving is a special genre of art extensively applied in architectural decor, especially of the traditional type. Based on bricks, pottery and th art of stone carving, the form is traced back to the Spring and Autumn Period (770-221 BC). With its distinct national overtones, the art has gathered for itself a significant niche in the histo f carving and sculpture. ollected in this book are more than 200 beautiful pictures covering a full range of topicality such as carving on screen walls, windows and doors, eaves and rooftops, as well as stucco sculpture and glazed bricks, exuding great artistic appeal. The book, prefaced by a treatise, is designed as part of the efforts to pass on and advance China's tradition, culture, and may also serve as a reference for artists and designers.

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