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The Chinese art book / contributors, Colin Mackenzie, Keith Pratt, Jeffrey Moser, Katie Hill
Alternate Title 880-01 Cover title also in Chinese: Zhongguo yi shu
Production, publication, distribution, manufacture, copyright London : Phaidon Press Limited ; New York, NY : Phaidon Press Inc., 2013
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 4th Floor  N7340 .M23 2013    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Art, Chinese
Art -- China -- History
Decorative arts -- China
Physical Description 350 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 30 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Summary "The Chinese Art Book examines the art of the oldest continuous civilisation on earth. Full of surprises for the reader new to Chinese art as well as for specialists, its unique arrangement breaks new ground by pairing works that speak to one another in unexpected historical, stylistic and cultural ways. Visually exciting pages allow each object to stand alone and at the same time to be viewed in conjunction with a carefully selected companion, producing illuminating and often inspiring pairings. The dialogue between each couple invites meanings that often go far beyond those of the individual works. Every form of Chinese visual art is featured - painting, calligraphy, sculpture, ceramics, figurines, jades, bronzes, gold and silver, photography, video, installation and performance art. The works date from Neolithic cultures of the fourth millennium BC to the most recent contemporary art being produced in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and the West"--Dust jacket
NOTE 537117
Alternate Author Mackenzie, Colin (Colin Christopher), writer of added text
Pratt, Keith L., writer of added text
Moser, Jeffrey, writer of added text
Hill, Katie, (Art lecturer), writer of added text

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