Synopses & Reviews
At a time when interest in China has never been greater, this revised edition of Mary Tregear's authoritative survey of the Chinese visual arts will be welcomed by art lovers, travelers, and students alike. Generously illustrated and eminently readable, it covers a wide range of art expression, from sculpture and painting to textiles, jewelry, and architecture. Chinese place names and terms have been updated to current international usage. 162 illus. 20 in color.
This revised edition of Mary Tregear's survey of the Chinese visual arts covers bronzes, jades, calligraphy and painting. She also looks at Buddhist sculpture, ceramics, textiles, jewellery, lacquer, garden design and architecture.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 201) and index.
About the Author
Mary Tregear was born in 1924 in Wuhan, China, and educated in Bristol and at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. She spent three years in China teaching at Central China University, and five years at the University of Hong Kong as Curator of the University Museum and Lecturer in Chinese Art History. In 1961 she joined the staff of the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, where she was Keeper in the Department of Eastern Art until her retirement in 1991. She is a Fellow of the British Academy, and an Emeritus Fellow of St Cross College, Oxford. She is the author of Catalogue of Chinese Greenware in the Ashmolean Museum and Song Ceramics.