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Masterworks of Chinese art : the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

By: Mackenzie, Colin Lu, Ling-En(Contributions by)

061548882X / 9780615488820
Hardback
709.51
22/12/2011
Stock expected by 04/04/2020
31 cm 104 p.
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Including masterpieces from every period of Chinese art, the Chinese collection of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is celebrated as one of the finest outside Asia.

This catalogue presents a selection of works ranging in date from the second millennium B.C.E. to the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). The selection is representative of the central traditions of Chinese art--ancient jade carving and ritual bronzes, ceramics, Buddhist sculpture, scroll painting, lacquer and textiles--and includes world-famous works such as A Solitary Temple in Clearing Mountains attributed to Li Cheng (c. 919-967) and the 12th-century Guanyin of the Southern Seas.

Each work is accompanied by a short essay exploring its significance and aesthetic qualities, and an introductory essay provides an overview of Chinese art, focusing particularly on collecting and aesthetic taste.

This book can be enjoyed not only as a stunning visual record of these masterworks but also as an informative introduction to Chinese art.

BIC:

1FPC China, ACBP Oriental art

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