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Bridges to Heaven 2 Volume Set: Essays on East Asian Art in Honor of Professor Wen C. Fong
Bridges to Heaven 2 Volume Set
Essays on East Asian Art in Honor of Professor Wen C. Fong
Hardcover      ISBN: 0691152985

Wen C. Fong established America's first program in East Asian art history at Princeton University, where he taught Chinese art from 1954 to 1999. During this time, he supervised more than thirty PhD students, most of whom have gone on to hold professorships or museum positions throughout the United States, East Asia, and Europe. This two-volume book honors Professor Fong's extraordinary half-century career at Princeton and the Metropolitan Museum of Art by gathering almost forty essays on Chinese, Japanese, and Korean art history, written by his students and by some of his lifelong colleagues in this field of study. These full-length essays address a wide range of subjects, building bridges in many directions, from early jades and bronzes through traditional painting and prints, to photography, cinema, and modern museum practice. The diversity, depth, and originality of these essays make this work a monumental contribution to the study of the arts of East Asia.

The book includes an interview of Professor Fong, conducted by Jerome Silbergeld, and a bibliography of Fong's work.

The Call of the Mountains: The Artists of Glacier National Park
The Call of the Mountains: The Artists of Glacier National Park
Hardcover      ISBN: 0963564269
The Canticle of the Birds: Illustrated Through Persian and Eastern Islamic Art
The Canticle of the Birds
Illustrated Through Persian and Eastern Islamic Art
Hardcover      ISBN: 2364370310

-By turns witty and profound, The Canticle of the Birds transforms deep belief into magnificent poetry -Featuring 207 Persian, Turkish, Afghan and Indo-Pakistani miniatures from the fourteenth to the seventeenth centuries, from public and private collections from around the world A masterpiece of Persian literature written in the twelfth century, The Canticle of the Birds is the poetic expression of a universal initiatory quest, for Love, Truth and Unity. The journey of the birds beyond the seven valleys to meet Simorgh, the legendary bird and allegory of the Supreme Being, symbolizes the voyage of every human soul. The translation by Dick Davis and Afkham Darbandi, published by Penguin Classics in 1984, was the first verse translation in English of Attar's work. His passionate and scholarly translation fluidly renders the poet's thought, as well as the beauty and musicality of his language. For this edition, Dick Davis has translated the prologue and epilogue, and has also reworked several passages. More than two hundred Persian, Turkish, Afghan and Indo-Pakistani works, chosen from the most beautiful manuscripts of the fourteenth to the seventeenth centuries - from the banks of the Bosporus to those of the Ganges - complement the poem. The choice of works benefited from the inestimable contribution of Michael Barry; he has written over two hundred commentaries on the works, presented facing each painting. These commentaries will provide the reader with keys to understanding and interpretation.

China's Terracotta Warriors: The First Emperor's Legacy
China's Terracotta Warriors
The First Emperor's Legacy
Paperback      ISBN: 0980048494

Like most of China's amazing archaeological discoveries, the terracotta army was found by accident. It came to light in 1974 when local farmers were drilling a well. Since then, remarkable discoveries at the First Emperor's burial site have ben ongoing, revealing the wealth of China's ancient past.

With contributions from leading scholars, China's Terracotta Warriors presents a panoramic view of Qin artistic, military, and administrative achievements under the powerful ruler sho proclaimed himself First Emperor of China. In addition to findings from his tomb complex, it examines the period of Chinese history preceding the First Emperor's reign (246-210 BCE) and his establishment of the Qin empire and dynasty in 221 BCE.

The Qin state had been in existence for over half a millennium before the First Emperor came to the throne, and its rulers had played their parts in the evolution of a small state into a superpower. Only in recent years has that history been revealed through a series of remarkable and often accidental discoveries of tombs and burials of early Qin royals and aristocracy. In the absence of substantive and reliable written sources, it is this archaeological evidence which provides clues to Qin's rise from state to empire.

China's Terracotta Warriors is published to accompany exhibitions at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco

The Choice of the Private Trader: The Private Market in Chinese Export Porcelain Illustrated in the Hodroff Collection
The Choice of the Private Trader
The Private Market in Chinese Export Porcelain Illustrated in the Hodroff Collection
Hardcover      ISBN: 0302006427

The Private Trade in Chinese Export porcelain, as distinct from East India Company trade, has hitherto scarcely been recoginised as a subject in its own right. And yet the officers and supercargoes of the Hon. East India Company took full advantage of their license to trade on their own account; it is just this attractive and innovative ware, chosen by them at their own capital risk, that is most collected today. David S. Howard surveys more than two centuries of manufacture, and throws new light on how the trade was actually conducted. The Hodroff collection, the largest and most comprehensive of its kind in the world, closely mirrors the tastes of the private traders and is the ideal source of illustration for this pioneering work.



PRIVATE MARKET IN CHINESE EXPORT PORCELAIN.

A Collecting Odyssey: Indian, Himalayan, and Southeast Asian Art from the James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection
A Collecting Odyssey
Indian, Himalayan, and Southeast Asian Art from the James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection
Hardcover      ISBN: 0500974543

One of the finest private collections of Indian, Himalayan and Southeast Asian art in America is owned by James and Marilynn Alsdorf. This catalogue provides an opportunity for individuals other than scholars and specialists to view the works of art.

Collector's Book of Snuff Bottles
Collector's Book of Snuff Bottles
Hardcover      ISBN: 0834801191

Out of print for more than 10 years, this exceptional book has become a rare item sought after by collectors for many years. This important limited edition reprint is inevitable and fulfills the growing need of new collectors for reliable and useful reference on the subject. This book is produced in Japan with high quality to ensure the superb feel of the original edition. Each copy is hand-numbered. It covers snuff bottles made of all the various precious materials and discusses the fundamentals of collecting and details of the symbolism, motifs, reign marks, and seals. Moreover, it includes extensive bibliography useful for further research.



"1994, 4TO, 312PP. Navy cloth boards are unmarked, book in new condition with original slipcase.

Common Ground/Uncommon Vision: The Michael and Julie Hall Collection of American Folk Art
Common Ground/Uncommon Vision
The Michael and Julie Hall Collection of American Folk Art
Paperback      ISBN: 0944110339

The Milwaukee Art Museum's collection of American folk art reflects the art worlds' increasing interest in the genre. A major part of the collection comes from Michael and Julie Hall's extensive collection, acquired by the museum in the early 1990s. Parts of the collection went on nation-wide tour during 1993-1995, with this volume clearly explaining the importance of the genre, the vision of the collectors, and the beauty of the pieces of art, all produced by self-taught artists.
Distributed for the Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Crossing China: Land of the Rising Art Scene
Crossing China
Land of the Rising Art Scene
Hardcover      ISBN: 3942597128
Crossing China introduces the highly fascinating art scene in China at the dawn of the 21st century.
De Voornaamste Schilderijen Van Het Koninklijk Kabinet Te 's-gravenhage, In Omtrek Gegraveerd, Met Derzelver Beschrijving
De Voornaamste Schilderijen Van Het Koninklijk Kabinet Te 's-gravenhage, In Omtrek Gegraveerd, Met Derzelver Beschrijving
Paperback      SKU: 1199533858

2 volume set in Danish. An early review of pictures in the Queen's collection.