A HANDBOOK OF CHINESE ART, CRAFTS, AND CULTURE

Author: Bao, Yuheng
Year:2009
Pages:436
ISBN:0-7734-4897-7
978-0-7734-4897-1
Price:259.95
OVERSIZE. 8½ x 11 format with 52 photo illustrations

This work is an interdisciplinary study that examines not only the relationship between types of art forms, but also the relationship between visual arts and other humanities. This three-dimensional approach incorporates the historical and cultural background and the philosophic and aesthetic ideas with the development of artistic styles. This book contains fifty-two color photographs.

Reviews

“Bao’s book takes on an added significance in the age of a new century when international cultural exchange impacts the lives of people around the world. On the whole, this is a unique volume which is invaluable to all interested in art and culture and covers basic artistic movements and terms of Chinese culture from the ancient period to the present.”
Prof. Lin Mu, Sichuan University

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface by Lin Mu
Acknowledgements
Introduction – General Information about China
Part I: Chinese Art
1. The Art of Chinese Architecture
2. The Art of Bronze
3. The Art of Calligraphy
4. The Art of Ceramics
5. The Art of Chinese Painting
6. The Art of Silk Embroidery
7. The Craft of Lacquer
Part II: Culture of China
8. Buddhism in China: Religion, Culture and Art
9. Confucianism: Philosophy, Faith, and Culture
10. Daoism: From Philosophy to Religion
Part III: Selected Glossary
Part IV: Appendix
Picture Credits
Bibliography
Index