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Chinese Sculpture

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Chinese Sculpture provides an accessible, illustrated introduction to the unique aesthetic features of sculpture in China.
Chinese Sculpture
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Zhao Wenbing provides an accessible, illustrated introduction to the sculptural art of China, including the magnificent Terracotta Army, Buddhist sculpture, tomb carvings, architectural sculpture, exchange with foreign cultures and Chinese sculpture today. Chinese Sculpture takes the reader through the unique aesthetic features of sculpture in China, arguing that the evolution of this sculpture parallels the development of Chinese culture through history.
Zhao Wenbing completed her doctoral studies at the Academy of Arts and Design, Tsinghua University. Since 2006 she has been an editor and column director for the magazine Arts and Design and has published various articles on art and design in China.
Foreword; 1. Beginnings of Chinese sculpture; 2. Ferocious beauty of the central plains; 3. The mysterious culture of the ancient Shu; 4. The Terracotta Army; 5. Magnificent stone carvings from the Han Dynasty; 6. The introduction of Buddhism; 7. The dignity of the 'kingdom of heaven'; 8. The integration of Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism; 9. Sculptures from the Ming and Qing Dynasties; 10. Decorative residences; 11. Folk art; 12. Modern sculptural style; Appendix: chronological table of the Chinese dynasties.
Author
Wenbing Zhao
Year
2012
ISBN-10
0521186773
ISBN-13
9780521186773
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Language
English
Edition
3rd
Series
Introductions to Chinese Culture
Imprint
Cambridge University Press
Place of Publication
Cambridge
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
DEWEY
730.951
Illustrations
Illustrations
Publication Date
2012-03-09
Pages
160
Short Title
CHINESE SCULPTURE REV/E 3/E
Edition Description
Revised
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