Sumptuous photographic folio vivid reflection of Chinese culture!!
COLLECTOR'S 1973 first edition out-of-print vintage hardcover art book with original dust jacket - Chinese Arts and Crafts. From Shang to Ming.
Text is in Chinese, full plate list and titles. Publisher: Light Industry Publishing House, Foreign Languages Press, Peking, China, Copyright, 1973 first edition. Not ex-library. No isbn.
It is common knowledge that China has a long and glorious history in both arts and traditional crafts. Many master artisans had their skills handed down via one generation to the next, resulting in valuable treasures both for family and the nation.
Contained in this magnificent volume are 222 brilliant colour plates; nearly all illustrations are color, few black & white. Numerous full page color plates and duo page plates; some two or three to a page. Beautiful blue decorated endpapers. Photos do not fully capture exact color hues and elaborate detail; wait until you see art prints up close. Every page is stunning. WOW!!
Exquisite bronzes, jade and stone carvings of Shang and Western Zhou, lacquers from time of Tchouentsieou and Warring States Period, silks Han and Tang, embroidery & Kehse Song, porcelain & cloisonné Ming and Ching. Ivory carving, modeling, stone carving & jade, Porcelain and ceramic baking in oven with varnish, refined filigree inlay of gold or silver embroidery, weaving, wheat-straw, silver-wire, wrought-iron, shells...
This extraordinary anthology of Chinese Art includes: Pottery, Sculpture, Ceramics, Porcelain, Paintings, Bronze Vessels, Basketry, Cloisonne, Chinese Lacquer Ware, Lacquer, Wood, Stone, Embroidery, Weaving, Textiles, Silk Figures, Metalwork, Jewelry, Fans, Rugs, Glassware, Folk Toys, Paper-Cuttings, Snuff Bottles, Pandas...
Large format heavy hardcover, vibrant color illustrated dust jacket reproducing a bowl of fruit, plate #44. Lovely ecru textured cloth binding, bright gilt calligraphic lettering on front & spine. 222pp glossy unpaginated illustration, 16pp text includes complete list of plates. 13.25" x 10.25". Illustrations FINE. Binding tight. Fine vintage condition. Pages fine/bright/clean/minimal wear.
Cover excellent overall/gilt fine/bright/clean/some light shelfwear-few light spots. DJ good+/bright/parts clean/shelfwear includes some scuffing-rubbing-chipping-some flap creases.
You do not know how to speak Chinese to appreciate this RARE masterpiece. There is limited text, and the art speaks for itself; will make a FABULOUS gift!!!