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Chinese Motifs of Good Fortune (Discovering China)

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andlt;bandgt;This fascinating and readable book is an exploration of Chinese culture as it appears in art.andlt;/bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Chinese porcelains decorated with peaches and atsandhellip;textiles boldly printed with a phoenix and peony patternandhellip;furniture carved with dragons amid the couldsandhellip;These popular patterns are beautiful and eye-catchingand#8212;but what do these art symbols mean? Each expresses a wish for fortune, whether that represents prosperity, health, luck or happiness.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;In China, decorating with auspicious patterns dates back thousands of years, and remains popular today. It has strong ties with tradition, and provides insight into Chinese philosophies about nature, religion, morality and government. Symbols invoking fortune appear in a wide range of media, from porcelains to furniture to architectural decoration, among many others.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;This Chinese art book examines traditional auspicious patterns featuring animals, plants, figures, objects and symbols, as well as those that combine motifs from different categories. You will discover how to decode this intricate world of Chinese symbolism by exploring the history, meaning and use of many common patterns. In fact, learning this "visual language" will provide a new level of appreciation not only for China's remarkable decorative arts but also its profound traditional culture.

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An examination of traditional auspicious patterns from China

Synopsis:

In China, decorating with auspicious patterns dates back thousands of years and remains popular today. It has strong ties with tradition, and provides insight into Chinese philosophies about nature, religion, morality and government. This book examines traditional auspicious patterns as well as those that combine motifs from different categories.

About the Author

andlt;bandgt;Zhu Wenandlt;/bandgt;, majored in Art and Design at Tongji University, Shanghai, now works as an architect in Shanghai. She has contributed to the designs of many important structures and published several books.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;bandgt;Liu Shenghuiandlt;/bandgt; began working as a professional photographer in 1997, and has published over thirty photo collections related to interior design in China and published several books.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;bandgt;Liu Shenghuiandlt;/bandgt; began working as a professional photographer in 1997, and he currently works for several top magazines. He has published over thirty photo collections related to interior design in China.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781602201194
Author:
Wen, Zhu
Publisher:
Shanghai Book Traders
Photographer:
Shenghui, Liu
Author:
Wen
Author:
Jianxin, Cao
Author:
Wei, Ji
Author:
Shenghui, Liu
Author:
Zhu
Subject:
Asian
Subject:
Art-History and Criticism
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
chinese decorating; interior design, chinese art; chinese patterns; feng shui
Subject:
chinese decorating ; interior design, chinese art ; chinese patterns
Subject:
chinese symbolism; chinese art; art in china; chinese arts and crafts
Subject:
chinese architecture ; chinese culture ; chinese art and culture ;
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series:
Discovering China
Publication Date:
20110331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
more than 130 color photographs
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.50 in

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Architecture » General
Arts and Entertainment » Art » Asia and Far East
Arts and Entertainment » Art » Chinese
Arts and Entertainment » Art » History and Criticism
History and Social Science » Anthropology » Cultural Anthropology

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