Down through the centuries Chinese craftsmen have worked with clay, wood, bamboo, paper, cloth, stone and even gourd to bring humble utilitarian objects to the level of art. The appeal of these objects to the collector - whether birdcage or basket, box or brushpot, plate or bowl, pipe or comb transcends simple nostalgia. Transmitted from father to son, the skills with which they have been so finely wrought are in danger of perishing. This revised edition of True To Form celebrates the art of the Chinese craftsman.
True to Form: A Celebration of the Art of the Chinese Craftsmen