Blanc De Chine
The Great Porcelain of Dehua
Hardcover ISBN: 1580082939
Beginning in the mid-thirteenth century, the kilns of Dehua, capital of the Fujian Province in southeast China, began producing brilliant white porcelain pieces, the likes of which had never been seen before. Today, blanc de Chine pieces are some of the most sought after collectibles in the world of Chinese art, their aesthetic appeal lying in their stark shapes and color, and their impossibly delicate, glasslike glaze. Blanc De Chine weaves together the most engaging, authoritative story of this precious art ever told. For the connoisseur, author Robert Blumenfield presents dazzling photographs and important research findings from around the world. For the novice collector, he details the differences between true blanc de Chine and other, less distinguished white wares. For the Asian art enthusiast, he provides a rich historical account of the evolution of the form, and the character and technical mastery that distinguish its finest pieces. A major contribution to the field, Blanc De Chine will be treasured by all who appreciate the breathtaking beauty and fascinating tradition of this exquisite art. “This authoritative text will serve as an invaluable foundation for a new generation of research into this unique category of Chinese ceramics.
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.
Paperback ISBN: 0500202990
Traces the history of Chinese painting and sculpture, and describes important movements and themes
The Chinese Art Book
Hardcover ISBN: 0714865753
Presents three hundred works that represent every form of Chinese visual art, from sculpture and ceramics to installation and performance art, and pairs each with a brief descriptive essay that places the work in its context.