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Chinese Silks

Author: Dieter KuhnFeng ZhaoJuanjuan ChenNengfu HuangWenying LiAll authors
Publisher: New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, 2012.
Series: Culture & civilization of China.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Over the past fifty years, archaeological explorations in China have unearthed a wealth of textile materials, some dating as far back as five thousand years. In this magnificently researched and illustrated book, preeminent Chinese and Western scholars draw upon these spectacular discoveries to provide the most thorough account of the history of silk ever written. Encyclopaedic in breadth, the volume presents a  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dieter Kuhn; Feng Zhao; Juanjuan Chen; Nengfu Huang; Wenying Li; Hao Peng
ISBN: 9780300111033 0300111037
OCLC Number: 762135213
Description: xix, 571 pages : color illustrations ; 32 cm.
Contents: Reading the Magnificence of Ancient and Medieval Chinese Silks --
Fashionable Weaves and Ingenious Craftsmanship / Dieter Kuhn --
The Origins of Sericulture and Silk Weaving-From Antiquity to the Zhou Dynasty / Peng Hao --
Silk Artistry of the Qin, Han, Wei, and Jin Dynasties / Li Wenying --
Silk Artistry of the Northern and Southern Dynasties / Li Wenying --
Silk in the Sui, Tang, and Five Dynasties / Zhao Feng --
Silk in the Song, Liao, Xi Xia, and Jin Dynasties / Zhao Feng --
Divergent Styles of North and South-Silk Artistry of the Yuan Dynasty / Zhao Feng --
The Path to Refinement: Silk Fabrics of the Ming Dynasty --
Huang Nengfu & Chen Juanjuan --
Textile Art of the Qing Dynasty --
Chen Juanjuan & Huang Nengfu.
Series Title: Culture & civilization of China.
Responsibility: edited by Dieter Kuhn ; Chinese edition edited by Zhao Feng ; Foreword by James C.Y. Watt ; Contributions by Chen Juanjuan, Huang Nengfu, Dieter Kuhn, Li Wenying, Peng Hao, Zhao Feng.


The first comprehensive history of China's most luxurious textile and its enduring influence on Chinese civilization and art  Read more...


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Awarded the 2012 R. L. Shep Ethnic Textiles Book Award given by the Textile Society of America. -- R.L. Shep Ethnic Textiles Book Award * Textile Society of America *

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