Art in China

Author: Craig Clunas,Senior Lecturer in Art History Craig Clunas

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192842077

Category: Art

Page: 255

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Presents an overview of art in China from the Neolithic period to the 1990s

Art in China

Author: Craig Clunas

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199217342

Category: Art

Page: 276

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Drawing on recent innovative scholarship - and newly-accessible studies in China itself - Craig Clunas surveys the full spectrum of the visual arts in China. He ranges from the Neolithic period to the art scene of the early 21st century. This new edition contains expanded coverage of modern and contemporary art, from the fall of the empire in 1911 to the growing international interest in the art of an increasingly confident and booming China.

Art in China

Author: Craig Clunas

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192842442

Category: Art

Page: 255

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Presents an overview of art in China from the Neolithic period to the 1990s

The Arts of China

Author: Michael Sullivan

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520218772

Category: Art

Page: 322

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Sullivan has thoroughly revised this classic history of Chinese art which covers the period from Neolithic times to the 1990s. 224 photos. 164 color illustrations. 14 maps.

Indian Art

Author: Partha Mitter

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192842213

Category: Art

Page: 295

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This concise yet lively new survey guides the reader through 5,000 years of Indian art and architecture. A rich artistic tradition is fully explored through the Hindu, Buddhist, Islamic, Colonial, and contemporary periods, incorporating discussion of modern Bangladesh and Pakistan, tribal artists, and the decorative arts. Combining a clear overview with fascinating detail, Mitter succeeds in bringing to life the true diversity of Indian culture. The influence of Islam on the Mughal court, which produced the world-famous Taj Mahal and exquisite miniature paintings, is closely examined. More recently, he discusses the nationalist and global concerns of contemporary art, including the rise of female artists, the stunning architecture of Charles Correa, and the vibrant art scene. The very particular character of Indian art is set within its cultural and religious milieu, raising important issues about the profound differences between Western and Indian ideas of beauty and eroticism in art.

Art in Renaissance Italy, 1350-1500

Author: Evelyn S. Welch

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192842794

Category: Art

Page: 351

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'impressive... compares well with other recent offerings on the same subject' -The Bookseller'Fully and often surprisingly illustrated, carefully annotated and captioned, each combines a historical overview with a nicely opinionated individual approach.' -Independent on Sunday'These two books in a new series, the Oxford History of Art, are welcome attempts to assimilate genuine and informed scholarship of the best sort to some, at least, of the ostensible aims of what refers to itself as the 'new' art history. If these volumes are anything to go by, the series will provide authoritative and reliable essays on key aspects of the history of art, in a convenient format and, given the high quality, quantity and range of the illustrations, at an astonishingly reasonable price. This is an extraordinarily wide-ranging book within its brief compass, full of insights and information of a kind not readily met with, and Dr Welch always reminds us of how art appeared and functioned within its context, both historical and topographical. The book is also notably well and clearly written.' -Robin Simon, Apollo Magazine: May 1997'thought-provoking... Accessible and clearly written' -Yorkshire Post (Leeds)'a superb piece of publishing' -Rupert Christiansen, Spectator

Chinese Art

Author: Mary Tregear

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

ISBN: 9780500202999

Category: Art

Page: 216

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Traces the history of Chinese painting and sculpture, and describes important movements and themes

Superfluous Things

Material Culture and Social Status in Early Modern China

Author: Craig Clunas

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824828202

Category: History

Page: 219

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This outstanding and original book, presented here with a new preface, examines the history of material culture in early modern China. Craig Clunas analyzes superfluous things - the paintings, calligraphy, bronzes, ceramics, carved jade, and other objects owned by the elites of Ming China - and describes contemporary attitudes to them. He informs his discussions with reference to both socio-cultural theory and current debates on eighteenth-century England concerning luxury, conspicuous consumption, and the growth of the consumer society.

How to Read Chinese Paintings

Author: Maxwell K. Hearn,Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 1588392813

Category: Painting, Chinese

Page: 173

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"Together the text and illustrations gradually reveal many of the major themes and characteristics of Chinese painting. To "read" these works is to enter a dialogue with the past. Slowly perusing a scroll or album, one shares an intimate experience that has been repeated over the centuries. And it is through such readings that meaning is gradually revealed."--BOOK JACKET.

Chinese Painting and Its Audiences

Author: Craig Clunas

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691171939

Category: Art

Page: 320

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What is Chinese painting? When did it begin? And what are the different associations of this term in China and the West? In Chinese Painting and Its Audiences, which is based on the A. W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts given at the National Gallery of Art, leading art historian Craig Clunas draws from a wealth of artistic masterpieces and lesser-known pictures, some of them discussed here in English for the first time, to show how Chinese painting has been understood by a range of audiences over five centuries, from the Ming Dynasty to today. Richly illustrated, Chinese Painting and Its Audiences demonstrates that viewers in China and beyond have irrevocably shaped this great artistic tradition. Arguing that audiences within China were crucially important to the evolution of Chinese painting, Clunas considers how Chinese artists have imagined the reception of their own work. By examining paintings that depict people looking at paintings, he introduces readers to ideal types of viewers: the scholar, the gentleman, the merchant, the nation, and the people. In discussing the changing audiences for Chinese art, Clunas emphasizes that the diversity and quantity of images in Chinese culture make it impossible to generalize definitively about what constitutes Chinese painting. Exploring the complex relationships between works of art and those who look at them, Chinese Painting and Its Audiences sheds new light on how the concept of Chinese painting has been formed and reformed over hundreds of years.

Japanese Art

Author: Joan Stanley-Baker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500204252

Category: Art

Page: 240

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Here is a concise and authoritative survey of the rich and complex arts of Japan, from the prehistoric period right up to the present, now with a new chapter on the latest developments and trends in Japanese art, including manga and animé, and discussion of world-famous artists, architects and photographers such as Nakaya Fujiko, Yayoi Kusama, Yoko Ono, Ando Tadao and Daido Moriyama. Throughout, the author selects the finest examples to illustrate the story and puts the art into its historical, political and cultural context, providing a greater understanding for both students and those new to the subject, and offering an essential guide to the distinctive arts of Japan.

The Oxford Illustrated History of Modern China

Author: Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199683751

Category: History

Page: 448

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This lavishly illustrated volume explores the history of China during a period of dramatic shifts and surprising transformations, from the founding of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1912) through to the present day. The Oxford Illustrated History of Modern China promises to be essential reading for anyone who wants to understand this rising superpower on the verge of what promises to be the 'Chinese century, ' introducing readers to important but often overlooked events in China's past, such as the bloody Taiping Civil War (1850-1864), which had a death toll far higher than the roughly contemporaneous American Civil War. It also helps readers see more familiar landmarks in Chinese history in new ways, such as the Opium War (1839-1842), the Boxer Uprising of 1900, the rise to power of the Chinese Communist Party in 1949, and the Tiananmen protests and Beijing Massacre of 1989. This is one of the first major efforts - and in many ways the most ambitious to date - to come to terms with the broad sweep of modern Chinese history, taking readers from the origins of modern China right up through the dramatic events of the last few years (the Beijing Games, the financial crisis, and China's rise to global economic pre-eminence) which have so fundamentally altered Western views of China and China's place in the world.

The Oxford History of Western Art

Author: Martin Kemp

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198600127

Category: Art

Page: 564

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Positions works of art in illustration groups to create a visual environment and historical context to enhance understanding and appreciation.

Discovering the Arts of Japan

A Historical Overview

Author: Stephanie Wada

Publisher: Abbeville Press

ISBN: 9780789210357

Category: Art

Page: 283

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This handy reference book is perfect for anyone interested in Japanese art, whether they be art history students and enthusiasts or tourists visiting Japan. A comprehensive overview of the major trends in art throughout the history of Japan, Discovering the Arts of Japan includes a select bibliography and list of major museums housing collections of Japanese art. Handsomely presented and easy-to-use, this book offers a valuable introduction to the subject, and encourages further in-depth study of specific periods and art forms.

Three Thousand Years of Chinese Painting

Author: Richard M. Barnhart,Yang Xin

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300094477

Category: Art

Page: 402

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Written by a team of eminent international scholars, this book is the first to recount the history of Chinese painting over a span of some 3000 years.

The British Museum Book of Chinese Art

Author: Jessica Rawson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780714124469

Category: Art, Chinese

Page: 395

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This is a newly revised and updated edition of this award-winning guide to the arts of China. The book explains why chinese silks and porcelains, unsurpassed for over a thousand years, have been prized around the world for their fine textures and brilliant colours. Paradoxically, the arts valued most in China have been calligraphy, ink painting, jade carving and bronze casting. The authors explain why, describing the origins of these diverse achievements and setting them in their historical context alongside decorative arts such as lacquer, cloisonné and glass. The wealth of illustrations include well-known blue-and-white Ming ceramics as well as less familiar jades of the Neolithic period and exquisite paintings on silk from the Buddhist Silk Road caves at Dunhuang.

The Art of Art History

A Critical Anthology

Author: Donald Preziosi

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199229848

Category: Art

Page: 591

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What is art history? Why, how and where did it originate, and how have its aims and methods changed over time? This work is a guide to understanding art history through a critical reading of the field's most influential texts over the past two centuries.

The Art of Modern China

Author: Julia F. Andrews,Kuiyi Shen

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520238141

Category: Art

Page: 364

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“The Art of Modern China is a long-awaited, much-needed survey. The authors’ combined experience in this field is exceptional. In addition to presenting key arguments for students and arts professionals, Andrews and Shen enliven modern Chinese art for all readers. The Art of Modern China gives just treatment to an expanded field of overlooked artworks that confront the challenges of modernization.”—De-nin Deanna Lee, author of The Night Banquet: A Chinese Scroll through Time.

Empire of Great Brightness

Visual and Material Cultures of Ming China, 1368-1644

Author: Craig Clunas

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781861893604

Category: Art

Page: 288

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Empire of Great Brightnessis an innovative and accessible history of a high point in Chinese culture, seen through the riches of its images and objects. Not a simple emperor-by-emperor history, it instead introduces the reader to themes that provide stimulating and original points of entry to the culture of China: to ideas of motion and rest; to the position occupied by writing and objects featuring writing; to ideas about pleasure, about violence and about ageing. It challenges notions of Ming China as a culture closed off from the rest of the world by emphasizing the vibrant interactions between China and the rest of Asia at this period. Craig Clunas uses a wide range of pictures and objects from Ming China to illustrate familiar areas such as painting and ceramics (including the blue-and-white porcelain of the period, arguably the world’s first global ‘brand’). He draws on items from public and private collections from around the world, which will be new even to specialists, including weapons, architecture, textiles and items of dress, printed books (from Ming pornography to the world’s first illustrated reading book for children). He also examines contemporary sources from government edicts to novels and phrasebooks of colloquial Chinese as well as the most recent scholarship to illuminate this most diverse period of Chinese art and culture. Empire of Great Brightnessoffers a varied and stimulating resource for all scholars of China’s cultural history, for historians and art historians of related aspects of the early modern world, and for readers who are intrigued by China’s past.