Chinese Art is a guide to the meanings behind the hundreds of common motifs and symbols found in all forms of Chinese art. A thorough examination of the diverse usage of natural symbols, colors, numbers, inanimate items and personages, Chinese Art communicates the deeper messages to be found in Chinese decorative art. It is an excellent reference for collectors, museum-goers and students of Chinese art, culture and history.
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This book contains the meanings behind the hundreds of common motifs and symbols found in all forms of Chinese art, exposing their linguistic, metaphoric or historic origins, common usages, and diverse applications. Plants, flowers, real and imaginary animals and birds, reptiles, fish and amphibians, colors, numbers, and a myriad of inanimate images and personages communicate auspicious and benevolent messages in the Chinese vocabulary of decorative art. Many of the symbols are easily recognizable, and thanks to China's love of the past, reappear almost continuously.
A perfect reference for collectors, museum-goers, docents, students of Chinese art, and anyone else with a serious interest in the culture and history of China, the book includes both Chinese and Pinyin text, over 630 illustrations (including references to on-line collections), an extensive index in both Chinese and English, a bibliography, and a list of recommended museums and other places to visit with interesting collections of Chinese art.
Patricia Bjaaland Welch is a former lecturer in Chinese philosophy and art at Boston University. She is a frequent lecturer on subjects relating to Chinese art and history, and currently resides in Singapore.
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Descripción Tuttle Publishing, 2008. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Hardcover with Jacket. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX080483864X
Descripción Tuttle Publishing, 2008. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P11080483864X