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Art and Architecture of China: The Yale University Press Pelican History of Art (Pelican History of Art)

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With almost 4000 years of artistic evolution - from the Shang Dynasty to the end of the Ch'ing in this century - the Chinese boast a longer span of cultural history than any other race. The abiding influence of tradition is stressed by both authors. Confucian restraint and Taoist escapism, among other religious and philosophical ideals, are constantly re-appearing and the importance of Buddhism in Chinese architecture is evidenced in the text and illustrations. But side by side with the world of the mind, conditions of material prosperity are also revealed as potent forces in art.

Table of Contents

Painting and sculpture / Laurence Sickman — Architecture / Alexander Soper.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300053340
Subtitle:
3rd edition
With:
Soper, Alexander C.
Author:
Sickman, Laurence
Author:
Soper, Alexander
Author:
Soper, Alexander C.
Publisher:
Libri
Location:
New Haven :
Subject:
Asian
Subject:
History
Subject:
Art
Subject:
China
Subject:
Architecture
Subject:
Arts, fine
Subject:
History - Asian
Subject:
Architecture -- China -- History.
Edition Number:
3
Series:
Yale University Press Pelican history of art
Series Volume:
v. 15
Publication Date:
19921125
Binding:
TP
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
527 p.
Dimensions:
8.21x5.76x1.10 in. 1.78 lbs.

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