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Ten thousand things : module and mass production in Chinese art

Author: Lothar Ledderose
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, ©2000.
Series: A.W. Mellon lectures in the fine arts, 1998.; Bollingen series, XXXV : 46.
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"Originally presented as a series of Mellon lectures at the National Gallery of Art, Ten Thousand Things combines aesthetic and cultural insights with a rich variety of illustrations to make a new statement about Chinese art and society."--Jacket.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ledderose, Lothar.
Ten thousand things.
Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, ©2000
(OCoLC)1229972091
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lothar Ledderose
ISBN: 0691006695 9780691006697 0691009570 9780691009575
OCLC Number: 41439723
Language Note: Text in English.
Description: 265 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: The system of script --
Casting bronze the complicated way --
A magic army for the emperor --
Factory art --
Building blocks, brackets, and beams --
The world in print --
The bureaucracy of hell --
Freedom of the brush?
Series Title: A.W. Mellon lectures in the fine arts, 1998.; Bollingen series, XXXV : 46.
Responsibility: Lothar Ledderose.
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Takes us on a tour of Chinese art and culture to explain how artists used complex systems of mass production to assemble extraordinary objects from standardized parts or modules. This title reveals  Read more...

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Winner of the 2002 Joseph Levenson Book Prize for pre-1999 China "A truly unique book to clarify the mind about what Chinese art is now and what it was."--Choice "[A] stimulating and provocative Read more...

 
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