Chinese Ceramics : From the Paleolithic Period through the Qing Dynasty

Chinese Ceramics : From the Paleolithic Period through the Qing Dynasty

Description

This lavishly illustrated catalogue is a comprehensive historical review of Chinese ceramics covering newly excavated discoveries from the Paleolithic era thousands of years ago to the end of the Qing dynasty in 1911. Throughout China's history there has been an ongoing practice of invention and innovation in the forms, materials, decorations, and functions of ceramics made in China, both for the domestic market and for its ever-growing trade with foreign markets. The creation of ceramic ware holds a special and very important place among the many arts and inventions that characterize Chinese culture, society, and civilization.

The product of a ten-year collaboration among eminent American, Chinese, and Japanese scholars, Chinese Ceramics offers a new perspective in interpreting the oldest and one of the most admired Chinese art forms, from its technological aspects to its aesthetic value. The volume includes a chapter on Chinese export ceramics that delves into Chinese trade activities and ceramic wares made for export as well as a chapter about the authenticity of Chinese ceramics, discussing issues related to connoisseurship of this Chinese art.

As author He Li writes, "Despite the rich variety of Chinese ceramics around the world, no fully illustrated, photographed survey of a complete history has been attempted in English. [This volume] will convey the excitement of encountering these specially chosen examples for the first time."


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Details

Author(s)
Laurie E. Barnes, David Ake Sensabaugh, Ding Penbo, Li Jixian, Quan Kuishan, Kanazawa Yoh, William R. Sargent, Zhiyan Li, Virginia L. Bower, He Li
Format
Hardback | 608 pages
Dimensions
156 x 235 x 50.8mm | 3,606g
Publication date
21 Dec 2010
Publisher
Yale University Press
Publication City/Country
New Haven, CT, United States
Language
English
Illustrations note
75 b-w + 700 color illus.
ISBN10
0300112785
ISBN13
9780300112788
Bestsellers rank
296,592