Five Blessings: Coded Messages In Chinese Art by Estelle Niklès Van OsseltFive Blessings: Coded Messages In Chinese Art by Estelle Niklès Van Osselt

Five Blessings: Coded Messages In Chinese Art

byEstelle Niklès Van Osselt

Paperback | August 1, 2011

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This gorgeously produced book reveals the hidden meaning behind motifs in Chinese decorative arts. When any Westerner looks at Chinese art, it is immediately apparent how much the depiction of animal and plant life differs from its American or European equivalent. This exceptional world teems with flowers, trees, birds, fish, shellfish, and insects, mixed with fantastic creatures or figures taken from legend and mythology. Various motifs can appear together in one scene, and if the viewer understands the language, the images are charged with symbolism. 

This absorbing study explores the rich symbolic language of exquisite works in ceramic, jade, lacquer, glass, and silk from the world-renowned Baur Collection.

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Estelle Niklès van Osselt is associate curator of the Baur Foundation in Geneva.
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Title:Five Blessings: Coded Messages In Chinese ArtFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 10.75 × 8.5 × 0.75 inPublished:August 1, 2011Publisher:Harry N. AbramsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:8874395574

ISBN - 13:9788874395576

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