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Traditional Chinese Textile Designs in Full Color (Dover Pictorial Archives)

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Traditional Chinese opera is highly stylized in structure, music, subject matter, and staging. Movements and gestures follow age-old patterns, and the physical appearance of the performers is rigidly controlled, especially their costumes, which reveal social rank, occupation, and often personality traits of the characters. Traditional, well-known motifs are embroidered in colored silk or cotton on specifically prescribed parts of the costume to act as symbols or emblems. Since the motifs are crucial to such symbolic representations, they are the focus of the greatest possible care and art.

This handsome volume reproduces 60 authentic full-color motifs, originally published in mainland China. Beautifully painted by Lu Hua and Ma Chiang, the motifs include dragons, lions, phoenixes, sharks, cranes, lotuses, peonies, plum blossoms, and more. Incorporated in these designs are timeless themes found throughout Chinese art: a permeating sense of nature depicted with a sense of growing, moving life; the perfection of shape and proportion that defines a godlike universality. In their subtle coloring, harmonious interplay of shape and form, and interlocking symmetrical designs, these motifs perpetuate ancient traditions of symbolic representation and allegorical meaning.

Produced with meticulous care and taste, this album of motifs displays each design at its best: details are sharp and clear against monochromatic backgrounds; subtle hues with stylized renderings of birds, fish, animals, flowers, clouds, waves, and other shapes achieve a highly controlled composition of unity and grace. Designs are also ingeniously adapted to their specific use on the garment: as circular "crests" for broad flat areas, and as elongated panels for borders, collars, and trouser legs. Captions identify each motif and briefly indicate the type of costume, and the parts of the costume on which they occur.

Original selection from Designs on Chinese Opera Costumes, People's Art Publishing House, Peking, 1957.

Synopsis:

Sixty authentic full-color motifs drawn from highly stylized opera traditions. Symbolic representations of dragons, lions, phoenixes, mandarin ducks, cranes, peonies, lotuses, much more. Vibrant color, subtle hues, beautiful renderings.

Synopsis:

Sixty authentic full-color motifs drawn from highly stylized opera traditions. Symbolic representations of dragons, lions, phoenixes, mandarin ducks, cranes, peonies, lotuses, much more. Vibrant color, subtle hues, beautifully renderings.

Synopsis:

Lavishly printed on coated stock, this handsome volume reproduces 60 authentic full-color motifs, originally published in mainland China. Painted by Lu Hua and Ma Chiang, the motifs include dragons, lions, phoenixes (emblematic of feminine beauty), mandarin ducks, cranes (longevity), lotuses, peonies, plum blossoms, bats, and more.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486239798
Editor:
Northeast Drama Institute
Author:
Lu, Hua
Editor:
Northeast Drama Institute
Author:
Northeast Drama Institute
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
History - General
Subject:
Design - Decorative
Subject:
Design - General
Subject:
Costume design
Subject:
Arts, fine
Subject:
Clip Art
Subject:
Decoration and ornament
Subject:
Art, chinese
Subject:
Graphic Arts - Use of Ornament
Subject:
Decorative arts
Subject:
China
Subject:
Fashion design - China
Subject:
Graphic Arts - Illustration
Subject:
Chinese clip art
Subject:
Chinese opera costumes
Subject:
Dover
Subject:
General-General
Subject:
Asian
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Pictorial Archives
Series Volume:
5
Publication Date:
19800531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
48
Dimensions:
12.25 x 9.38 in 0.55 lb

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Product details 48 pages Dover Publications - English 9780486239798 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
Sixty authentic full-color motifs drawn from highly stylized opera traditions. Symbolic representations of dragons, lions, phoenixes, mandarin ducks, cranes, peonies, lotuses, much more. Vibrant color, subtle hues, beautiful renderings.
"Synopsis" by ,
Sixty authentic full-color motifs drawn from highly stylized opera traditions. Symbolic representations of dragons, lions, phoenixes, mandarin ducks, cranes, peonies, lotuses, much more. Vibrant color, subtle hues, beautifully renderings.
"Synopsis" by , Lavishly printed on coated stock, this handsome volume reproduces 60 authentic full-color motifs, originally published in mainland China. Painted by Lu Hua and Ma Chiang, the motifs include dragons, lions, phoenixes (emblematic of feminine beauty), mandarin ducks, cranes (longevity), lotuses, peonies, plum blossoms, bats, and more.
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