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

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Paperback 288 Pages / Published: 10/09/2012
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With over 630 striking color photos and illustrations, this Chinese art guide focuses on the rich tapestry of symbolism which makes up the basis of traditional Chinese art.

Chinese Art: A Guide to Motifs and Visual Imagery includes detailed commentary and historical background information for the images that continuously reappear in the arts of China, including specific plants and animals, divine 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.

Chinese Art: A Guide to Motifs and Visual Imagery is an essential reference for collectors, museum-goers, guides, students and anyone else with a serious interest in the culture and history of China.

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 9780804843164
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 1389 g
Dimensions: 279 x 216 x 20 mm


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"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
"An 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 the meanings behind the plethora of common motifs and symbols found in all sorts of Chinese art." -The Nation

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