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Chinese Sculpture

Chinese Sculpture

3rd Edition

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Part of Introductions to Chinese Culture

  • Date Published: March 2012
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521186773

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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.

    • An accessible introduction to the history and development of Chinese sculpture
    • Written by a Chinese expert whose work is not widely available outside China
    • Full colour illustrations support the discussion throughout
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    • Edition: 3rd Edition
    • Date Published: March 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521186773
    • length: 160 pages
    • dimensions: 230 x 156 x 8 mm
    • weight: 0.29kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    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, Tsinghua University, Beijing
    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.

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