Chinese Ceramics by Lili FangChinese Ceramics by Lili Fang

Chinese Ceramics

byLili Fang

Paperback | March 28, 2011

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The Chinese are famed as the first to have discovered and mastered the techniques needed to produce porcelain. Yet carefully crafted ceramics are valued not only for their beauty, but also as precious cultural artifacts shedding light on the period in which they were produced. Chinese ceramics represent works of art both in themselves and as a medium for painting, poetry, calligraphy and sculpture. This accessible, introductory survey takes the reader through the rich history of Chinese ceramics from primitive pottery to delicate porcelain, complemented by full-color illustrations throughout.
Title:Chinese CeramicsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:158 pages, 9.06 × 6.14 × 0.39 inPublished:March 28, 2011Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:052118648X

ISBN - 13:9780521186483

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Table of Contents

1. Primitive ceramics; 2. The terracotta warriors and clay sculptures of the Qin and Han; 3. Two millennia of Celadon porcelain; 4. Tri-color glazed porcelain; 5. The age of porcelain; 6. Zisha - the taste of tea; 7. Export ware of the Ming and Qing dynasties; 8. The trade of the artisans; 9. Contemporary Chinese ceramics; Appendix: chronological table of the Chinese dynasties.