Chinese Art: A Guide To Motifs And Visual Imagery


by Welch, Patricia Bjaaland

Chinese Art: A Guide To Motifs And Visual Imagery

Price:  US$35.20   (SGD44.00*)
Format:  Paper Back, 288 pages
Published:  2008, USA, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9780804843164
SB#:  053378 (705)

About This Book

Knowledge of the meaning or significance of figures and symbols depicted in artwork adds of course to the understanding of the beholder. China's artefacts over the ages have been rich in symbolism. This extensively illustrated and volume unlocks what the artist wants to convey by figures and symbols in artefacts in porcelain, textiles, carvings, paintings and sculpture. Separate chapters deal with: flowers and plants; fruits, vegetables and seeds; minerals; birds; real and imaginary creatures; children; single and grouped human figures; deities; religious symbolism; and inanimate objects. With 600 colour insets, addresses of collections, bibliography, and glossary/index.


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