Foundations of Chinese Art: From Neolithic Pottery to Modern Architecture

Willetts, William

Published by Thames and Hudson, London, 1965
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 456 pp, foreword, introduction, I. China: Geography and Early Man; II. Jade: The Neolithic Period; III. Bronze: Shang and Chou Dynasties; IV. Lacquer and Silk: Han Dynasty; V. Sculpture: Six Dynasties and Early T'ang; VI. Pottery: T'ang and Five Dynasties; VII. Painting and Calligraphy: Sung and Yuan; VIII. Architecture: Han to Ming and Ch'ing Dynasties; Postscript: Architecture in Modern China; notes on the text; bibliography, chronological tafble; list of tables, maps and figures; acknoledgments, index with 58 colour plates, 264 b&w plates and 91 maps and line drawings. This is a completely New and Revised Version of the 1958 edition of 'Chinese Art' by the same author: 1965. "The author's approach to Chinese Art is unique. He describes Chinese art as the Chinese produced it and with the priorities the Chinese gave to the various art forms. These priorities have to some extent become distorted in the West through the rarity of certain objects and the exigencies of the antique trade, and this bias is now corrected. Lacuer, jade, bronze and silk are discussed as fully as sculpture, ceramics, painting and architecture. This method allows the reader not only to examine in depth the significant aspects of Chinese art within the context of techniques and artistic approach, but the arrangement of the chapters also provides a continuous chronological history of China and its art over 4,000 years, which relates the art forms to the social and political conditions from which they arose." from the jacket flap. Price clipped. Only the faintest edge wear to top and bottom spine dj, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Blue cloth with silver Thames and Hudson Seal on front board and silver lettering to spine. Size: 4to. Bookseller Inventory # 002331

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Title: Foundations of Chinese Art: From Neolithic ...

Publisher: Thames and Hudson, London

Publication Date: 1965

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: Revised Edition.

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