CHINESE ART


CHINESE ART

STEPHEN BUSHELL    Book Number: 90800    Product format: Hardback

A huge quality art publication printed to the highest quality, no expense has been spared on the high production values of these colour images of beautiful green or white jade, vessels designed with insects and dragons, intricate carvings of temples set in the rocks decorated with trees in the Nine Elders of Huichang 1787 and other lapidary arts. Here are quadrants and spheres from the mid 1600s and other astronomical instruments, exquisite jewellery like the Phoenix Coronet of 1620 of gold and precious stones on page 123 and exquisitely crafted torques; wine vessels in the shape of a buffalo, heavy cast bronze bells, a carved olive stone boat complete with figures inside all made from one piece, a rhinoceros horn dragon cup, folding screens in decorated wooden panels and a very lifelike and rather humorous woodcarving of a Lohan scratching his back. The book is organised by the following chapters: Architecture, Carving and Lapidary Arts, Manufactured Materials and Pictorial Art. There is an explanation of the dynasties, calligraphy and inscriptions and under Architecture roofs, military, civil, funereal and religious, with towers and gateways, walls and bridges, squares and pavilions and the magnificent Hall of Supreme Harmony 1406 and the Imperial Palace, Peking. And of course the Terracotta Army, many of the figures depicted in close up colour photographs for further study, beautiful pagodas and exquisite porcelain and plate enamelled decorative pieces and vases, silk and satin embroidered clothing, hanging scrolls and wall paintings. An exquisite gallery of Chinoiserie. 256pp, 10½" x 13". New, full price.
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ISBN 9781844845590
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Brilliant!
from Anonymous on 10/05/2022
Brilliant!