Calligraphy in Contemporary China
Paperback ISBN: 1884919065
Published to accompany an exhibit at the gallery, in New York City, from April to June 1998. Offers examples of the modern resurgence of the traditional writing form as practiced by 21 artists. The many black-and-white illustrations and 11 color plates are supported with an introduction to the genre, discussions of the artists and their work, and an interview with American artist Brice Marden. No index. Distributed in the U.S. by U. of Washington Press. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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. Liu Yang is curator of Chinese art at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. The other contributors are Edmund Capon, Albert Dien, Liu Yunhui, Jeffery Riegle, Eugene Wang, Jay Xu, and Yuan Zhongyi.
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.
Land of the Rising Art Scene
Hardcover ISBN: 3942597128
Creative China introduces the creative scene of the country in six chapters subdivided into the fields of architecture, design, art, fashion, photography and advertising. The breathtaking changes that have swept over this booming nation have generated a creative output that reflects the cultural breakthrough of the former republic. Today it's "designed in China" rather than "made in China".