Chinese Art: A Guide to Motifs and Visual Imagery (Hardback)
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Chinese Art: A Guide to Motifs and Visual Imagery (Hardback)

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Hardback 240 Pages / Published: 20/03/2008
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The book includes both Chinese and Pinyin text, over 500 illustrations (including references to on-line collections), an extensive index in both Chinese and English, a bibliography, and a list of recommended museums and collections to visit with interesting collections of Chinese art. This book includes: an introduction, symbols from nature: plants and flowers; fruits, vegetables, kernels and seeds; minerals; birds, real and imaginary; insects, reptiles, fish and amphibians; animals, real and imaginary; mortal and religious beings: children; male figures, individuals and groups; Buddhist deities and figures; female figures; inanimate objects: borders and other patterns; Chinese characters; colours; numbers; religious images and symbols; and, inanimate objects.

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 9780804838641
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 1651 g
Dimensions: 280 x 216 x 27 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"This splendid, descriptive guide to the motifs and imagery of Chinese art will be valuable to scholars and students of all things visually Chinese."--"CHOICE"

"[A]n intelligent yet friendly text by an extremely well-informed and generous author and the result is a book which will be a valued addition to the libraries of all who are interested in Chinese art."--"Arts of Asia"

"An ideal keepsake for collectors and art lovers, "Chinese Art" explores meanings behind the plethora of common motifs and symbols found in all sorts of Chinese art."--"The Nation"

"Patricia Welch's "Chinese Art" is the Rosetta Stone for students of Chinese symbology."--"Singapore American Newspaper"

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