Chinese Furniture by Xiaoming ZhangChinese Furniture by Xiaoming Zhang

Chinese Furniture

byXiaoming Zhang

Paperback | March 28, 2011

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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.

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Title:Chinese FurnitureFormat:PaperbackDimensions:142 pages, 9.06 × 6.14 × 0.35 inPublished:March 28, 2011Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521186463

ISBN - 13:9780521186469

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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.