It's Raining Books Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | September 17, 2014

Merritt Tierce: IMG Has My Husband Read It?



My first novel, Love Me Back, was published on September 16. Writing the book took seven years, and along the way three chapters were published in... Continue »
  1. $16.77 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    Love Me Back

    Merritt Tierce 9780385538077

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$34.95
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
6 Remote Warehouse Art- History and Criticism
2 Remote Warehouse Art- History and Criticism

Other titles in the No series:

Chinese Art: A Guide to Motifs and Visual Imagery

by

Chinese Art: A Guide to Motifs and Visual Imagery Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

andlt;iandgt;Chinese Artandlt;/iandgt; examines 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 usage, 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.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;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.

Synopsis:

The symbols and motifs of Chinese art are decoded in this encyclopedic guide to their meanings. andlt;iandgt;Chinese Art: A Guide to Motifs and Visual Imageryandlt;/iandgt; includes entries for hundreds of images that continuously reappear in the arts of China, including specific plants and animals, religious beings, mortals and inanimate objects. The book thoroughly illuminates the origins, common usages and diverse applications of popular Chinese symbols in a tone that is both engaging and authoritative.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;iandgt;Chinese Art: A Guide to Motifs and Visual Imageryandlt;/iandgt; is an essential reference for collectors, museum-goers, docents, students and anyone else with a serious interest in the culture and history of China. Includes both Chinese and Pinyin text, over 630 illustrations, an extensive index in both Chinese and English, bibliography and more.

Synopsis:

Chinese Art examines 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 usage, 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.

About the Author

andlt;bandgt;Patricia Bjaaland Welchandlt;/bandgt;, MA, is a former lecturer in Chinese philosophy and art at Boston University, and has been a docent for over two decades in prominent museums in Boston, Bangkok, and Singapore. She has written several in-house training manuals for docents and is passionate about bringing people into museums and helping them to appreciate what they are seeing. She is a frequent lecturer on subjects relating to Chinese art and history. An avid collector and researcher, she is also the author of five published works, including andlt;iandgt;Chinese New Yearandlt;/iandgt;. She currently lives in Singapore.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780804843164
Author:
Welch, Patricia Bjaaland
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Subject:
Asian
Subject:
Art-History and Criticism
Subject:
General
Subject:
Chinese art; Chinese art symbols; Chinese art motifs; Chinese symbol reference; Chinese motif guide
Subject:
Chinese art; Chinese symbols; Chinese art symbols; Chinese art motifs; Chinese motifs
Edition Description:
Paperback with Flaps
Series:
No Series
Publication Date:
20120931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
over 630 color photographs and illustrat
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
11 x 8.5 in

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Art » Asia and Far East
Arts and Entertainment » Art » History and Criticism

Chinese Art: A Guide to Motifs and Visual Imagery New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$34.95 In Stock
Product details 288 pages Tuttle Publishing - English 9780804843164 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The symbols and motifs of Chinese art are decoded in this encyclopedic guide to their meanings. andlt;iandgt;Chinese Art: A Guide to Motifs and Visual Imageryandlt;/iandgt; includes entries for hundreds of images that continuously reappear in the arts of China, including specific plants and animals, religious beings, mortals and inanimate objects. The book thoroughly illuminates the origins, common usages and diverse applications of popular Chinese symbols in a tone that is both engaging and authoritative.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;iandgt;Chinese Art: A Guide to Motifs and Visual Imageryandlt;/iandgt; is an essential reference for collectors, museum-goers, docents, students and anyone else with a serious interest in the culture and history of China. Includes both Chinese and Pinyin text, over 630 illustrations, an extensive index in both Chinese and English, bibliography and more.
"Synopsis" by , Chinese Art examines 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 usage, 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.

spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.