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Things Chinese : antiques, crafts, collectibles

Author: Ronald G Knapp; Michael Freeman
Publisher: Tokyo : Tuttle Publishing, [2011] ©2011
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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China's renowned art objects, furnishings, and handicrafts have long been sought by collectors and inspired designers. Through 60 emblematically Chinese items, Things Chinese opens up the world of Chinese culture. The book brings together China scholar Ronald Knapp, who describes the history and use of each item in fascinating detail, and Michael Freeman, whose work has appeared in magazines such as the Smithsonian,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald G Knapp; Michael Freeman
ISBN: 0804844194 9780804844192
OCLC Number: 891463512
Description: 143 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 23 cm
Contents: Household furnishings --
Arts and crafts --
Personal possessions --
Eating and drinking --
Games and amusements --
Religious icons and paraphernalia.
Responsibility: Ronald G. Knapp ; photography by Michael Freeman.

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China's renowned art objects, furnishings, and handicrafts have long been sought by collectors and inspired designers. Through 60 emblematically Chinese items, Things Chinese opens up the world of Chinese culture. The book brings together China scholar Ronald Knapp, who describes the history and use of each item in fascinating detail, and Michael Freeman, whose work has appeared in magazines such as the Smithsonian, GEO and Conde Nast Traveler, and here lovingly and richly photographs each item. Featuring descriptions and full-color photographs, the history, cultural significance and customs surrounding these exemplars of Chinese art and material culture come into dazzling focus. Items covered include: Bamboo furniture Ivory carving Snuff Bottle Mooncake moulds Musical Instruments Mahjong sets Fengshui compasses.

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"Besides Mao gadgetry, art lovers will find plenty of inspiration from other collectibles featured in this well researched book. These range from household furnishings and religious icons to ethnic Read more...

 
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