Unique in style, Chinese furniture has long been celebrated for its elegant, artistic lines and strong, durable structure. Ranging from pieces designed simply to display the beauty and texture of natural woods to magnificent pieces decorated with lavish carvings, lacquer or precious metals and stones, Chinese furniture is an outstanding representative of the oriental arts. This book provides an accessible, illustrated introduction to the history, production techniques and rich variety of Chinese furniture, revealing the important part that this furniture has played in the development of China's culture.Read more
- An accessible introduction to the rich history of Chinese furniture
- Written by a leading Chinese expert whose work is not widely available in the West
- Full colour illustrations support the discussion throughout
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- Edition: 3rd Edition
- Date Published: March 2011
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521186469
- length: 142 pages
- dimensions: 230 x 156 x 9 mm
- weight: 0.26kg
- contains: 104 colour illus. 1 map
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
1. Historical overview
2. The lingering charm of texture
3. Structure and shape
4. Decorative techniques
5. Interesting patterns
6. Cultural significance
Appendix: chronological table of the Chinese dynasties.
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