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Arts of China

ISBN-10: 0520255690
ISBN-13: 9780520255692
Edition: 5th 2008 (Revised)
Authors: Michael Sullivan
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Description: For the fifth edition of his internationally renownedThe Arts of China,Michael Sullivan has thoroughly revised and expanded every chapter of this classic history of Chinese art from the Neolithic period to the present day. This new edition reflects  More...

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Book details

List price: $42.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 2/2/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.166
Language: English

For the fifth edition of his internationally renownedThe Arts of China,Michael Sullivan has thoroughly revised and expanded every chapter of this classic history of Chinese art from the Neolithic period to the present day. This new edition reflects the latest archaeological discoveries, pays greater attention to the art of calligraphy, provides more information on Chan (Zen) art, and takes a close look at contemporary art. New images have been added to almost every chapter: the work now features more than four hundred photographs, maps, and illustrations, with more than two-thirds of them in full color. Written in the engaging and lucid style that is Sullivan's hallmark,The Arts of Chinais readily accessible to general readers as well as serious students of art history. Sullivan's approach remains true to the way the Chinese themselves view art, providing readers with a sense of the sweep of history through China's dynasties. This organizational strategy makes it easy for readers to understand the distinct characteristics of each period of art and to gain a clearer view of how Chinese art has changed in relation to its historical context. With many improvements that bring it fully up to date,The Arts of Chinawill remain the most comprehensive and widely read introduction to the history of Chinese art.

Preface to the Fifth Edition ix
Chronological Table of Dynasties and Modern Republics x
Reign Periods of the Ming and Qing Dynasties xi
Before the Dawn of History 1
The Early Bronze Age: Shang andWestern Zhou 15
Eastern Zhou and the Period of theWarring States 45
The Qin and Han Dynasties 65
The Three Kingdoms and the Six Dynasties 99
The Sui and Tang Dynasties 131
The Five Dynasties and the Song Dynasty 161
The Yuan Dynasty 203
The Ming Dynasty 223
The Qing Dynasty 253
The Twentieth Century and Beyond 283
Notes 315
Books for Reference and Further Reading 325
List of Maps and Illustrations 331
Index

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