The Chinese Art Book by Colin MackenzieThe Chinese Art Book by Colin Mackenzie

The Chinese Art Book

byColin Mackenzie

Hardcover | November 30, 2017

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The Chinese Art Bookis a beautifully packaged, authoritative, and unprecedented overview of Chinese art from its earliest dynasties to the contemporary generation of artists enlivening today's art world. 300 works represent every form of Chinese visual art, including painting, calligraphy, sculpture, ceramics, figurines, jade, bronze, gold and silver, photography, video, installation, and performance art.

Full of surprises for readers of all levels,The Chinese Art Bookbreaks new ground by pairing works that speak to one another in unexpected ways, enlightening historical, stylistic and cultural connections. Concise descriptive essays place each work in context, while cross-references lead the reader on a fascinating journey through Chinese art history.

The Chinese Art Bookfeatures an introductory essay by Colin Mackenzie, Senior Curator of Chinese Art at the Nelson-Akins Museum of Art, along with an accessible summary of Chinese political and cultural history, a comprehensive glossary defining technical terms, and an illustrated timeline.
Colin Mackenzie (Introduction) is Senior Curator of Chinese Art at the Nelson-Akins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri. Keith Pratt (painting and calligraphy to 1949) is Emeritus Professor of East Asian Studies at the University of Durham. Jeffrey Moser (plastic arts to 1949) is the Assistant Professor of East Asian Art History at Mc...
Title:The Chinese Art BookFormat:HardcoverDimensions:11.75 × 10.25 × 1.5 inPublished:November 30, 2017Publisher:Phaidon PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0714865753

ISBN - 13:9780714865751

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Editorial Reviews

A most unusual anthology that scrambles chronology to show expertly how themes and motifs have recurred in the arts of China, from the Neolithic to the 21st century.-The San Francisco Chronicle