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Chinese Silk: A Cultural History

Vainker, S. J.

ISBN 10: 0714114790 / ISBN 13: 9780714114798
Editorial: British Museum Press, 2004
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An as new "gift quality" book. "Traces the fascinating cultural history of silk in China from its Neolithic origins to the twentieth century, considering its role in Chinese history, trade, religion and literature as well as its relationship to the other decorative arts.". N° de ref. de la librería 025267

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Título: Chinese Silk: A Cultural History

Editorial: British Museum Press

Año de publicación: 2004

Encuadernación: Hard Cover

Condición del libro:As New

Condición de la sobrecubierta: As New

Edición: First.

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Silk is one of China’s major contributions to world civilization, the secrets of its cultivation closely guarded for generations. The famous network of trade routes between West and East is still known as the Silk Road. The organization and techniques of Chinese silk production, the uses of the silk produced––both bolts and made-up pieces––and the types and styles of its ornament are celebrated in this richly illustrated and accessible book, the first general survey to be published in English.

Shelagh Vainker traces the cultural history of silk in China from its Neolithic origins to the twentieth century and considers its relationship to the other decorative arts.  She traces the role of silk in Chinese history, trade, religion, and literature. Drawing on the most recent archaeological evidence from other, less perishable media such as jades and bronzes as well as paintings, poems, and other texts, Chinese Silk brings together material available until now only in Chinese, supplemented with recent acquisitions by public and private collections in the United States and Europe.  The result is a book that illuminates the luxury of silk throughout the ages.

About the Author:

Shelagh Vainker is the author of Chinese Pottery and Porcelain and coauthor of The British Museum Book of Chinese Art. Formerly a curator in the Department of Oriental Antiquities at the British Museum, she is now assistant keeper of Eastern Art at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.

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