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Art and Archaeology in China

Capon, Edmund

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ISBN 10: 0333229371 / ISBN 13: 9780333229378
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1977, 180 numbered pages, 10 x 10, Hardcover with dustjacket in protected mylar cover (removable). Shows some wear/use. Gift inscription/notes on second page. Book & Dustjacket are in Very Good Condition. Book is completely intact with inside pages in Very Good condition with no tears and with no notations (no pencil marks, no underlining, no highlighting, etc.) EXCEPT as noted and pencil pricing & inventory code on top corner of first page. Fast Service. Books well packed. Bookseller Inventory # EXLG113

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Title: Art and Archaeology in China

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Art and Archaeology in China documents one of the most acclaimed and well-attended exhibitions in recent years. Over three million visitors saw the flying horse of the Han dynasty and the jade shroud that are now widely and popularly recognized and pictured here, along with many other archaeological treasures.

Illustrations depict objects that range in time from 600,000 BC to the end of the Yuan dynasty in the fourteenth century. Many are shown in their archaeological settings. The text by Edmund Capon places them in historical perspective and cultural context, and explains modern China's unusual approach to archaeological preservation and interpretation. While there is much to fascinate archaeologists, historians, and sinologists, the book will appeal to readers and viewers without specialized knowledge, but who have an eye for incomparable beauty.


"No reader can fail to be impressed by this demonstration of the high level of Chinese culture in the world of antiquity."
San Francisco Chronicle

"American readers, conditioned by the Western distinction between fine arts and decorative-functional arts (a distinction not made by the Chinese), will find this beautiful large format book's appeal in its 120 pages of illustrations (99 in full color) of artifacts ranging through nearly 6000 years of Chinese history: exquisite pottery, ancient bronzes, tomb ornaments, stone sculptures and much more."
Publishers Weekly

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