CHINESE ART AND CULTURE
- Publish Date: 2001-03-01
- Binding: Hardcover
- Author: Discontinued 3PD
Lucid, authoritative, written with verve by two respected American scholars, this generously illustrated work provides an introduction to more than 7,000 years of Chinese artfrom the pottery-making and jade-carving cultures of the Neolithic Age to contemporary Chinese artists working in video,installation, and performance media.
By placing the arts in contextin active engagement with societies, economies, and wider fields of culturethe authors of this much-needed general survey introduce a dynamic and continually evolving tradition rather than a sequence of isolated museum masterpieces. Although the story of Chinese art unfolds chronologically, the authors introduce relevant themes for each era that will deepen the readers understanding of and appreciation for what they describe as arguably the most abundantly productive, continuous artistic culture in the history of the world.