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Chinese Art (World of Art) / Edition 2

Chinese Art (World of Art) / Edition 2

by Mary Tregear
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At a time when interest in China has never been greater, this revised edition of Mary Tregear's authoritative survey of the Chinese visual arts will be welcomed by art lovers, travelers, and students alike. Generously illustrated and eminently readable, it covers not only bronzes, jades, calligraphy, and painting, but also Buddhist sculpture, ceramics, textiles, jewelry, lacquer, garden design, and architecture. For the revised edition, Chinese names, places, and terms have been romanized to current international usage. Throughout, information has been updated in view of new finds; there is a new introduction, and the final chapter on twentieth-century art has been completely rewritten. Includes a chronology of Chinese historical periods and six maps.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780500202999
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Publication date: 05/28/1997
Series: World of Art Series
Edition description: REVISED
Pages: 1
Sales rank: 624,475
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Mary Tregear was born in 1924 in Wuhan, China, and educated in Bristol and at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. She spent three years in China teaching at Central China University, and five years at the University of Hong Kong as Curator of the University Museum and Lecturer in Chinese Art History. In 1961 she joined the staff of the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, where she was Keeper in the Department of Eastern Art until her retirement in 1991. She is a Fellow of the British Academy, and an Emeritus Fellow of St Cross College, Oxford. She is the author of Catalogue of Chinese Greenware in the Ashmolean Museum and Song Ceramics.

Table of Contents


Annotated Chronology of Chinese Historical Periods, Dynasties andReigns
1. Neolithic Crafts (c. 5th millennium-18th century BC)
2. Hieratic Art and the Bronze Age (18th-12th centuries BC)
3. Status and Decoration (12th-3rd centuries BC)
4. Nationalism and Expression (3rd century BC-3rd century AD)
5. The Imprint of Buddhism (1st-10th centuries AD)
6. Internationalism and Showmanship (4th-10th centuries)
7. Space and Monumentality (10th-early 12th centuries)
8. Court and Chan Buddhist Arts (early 12th-early 14th centuries)
9. Tradition and Invention (14th-15th centuries)
10. Eclecticism and Innovation (15th-17th centuries)
11. Individualism and Eccentricity (17th-18th centuries)
12. Enquiry and Dislocation (19th-20th centuries)
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List of Illustrations

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