Chinese Art and Culture

ISBN-10: 0131833642

ISBN-13: 9780131833647

Edition: 2001

Authors: Robert L. Thorp, Robert Throp

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List price: $85.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Prentice Hall Art
Publication date: 3/1/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 352
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 4.136
Language: English

Map: China
Introducing Chinese Art and Culture
Map: Macroregions of China
Time Chart
Prehistoric Roots: Late Neolithic Cultures
Village Societies
Village Life
Death and Burial
Material Culture: Making Things
Hardstones of the Hongshan and Liangzhu Cultures
Yangshao Cultures
East Coast Cultures
The Shandong Longshan Culture
Mind in Matter
Images of Animals and Humans
Working Hardstones and Jade
Working with Clay
Precursors to Writing?
The Early Bronze Age: Shang and Western Zhou
The Early State and Society
The Shang Royal Cult
The King and the Political Order
Craft Production for the Elite
Bronze Ritual Vessels
Terms of Analysis
Typology and Decoration
Motifs and Meanings
Beyond Shang and Zhou
Building with Pounded Earth
Divination: Communicating with the Ancestors
Piece-mold Bronze Casting
Map: Shang and Zhou Sites in Henan and Shaanxi
The Late Bronze Age: Eastern Zhou
State and Society
Zhou Urbanism
Warfare: "The Great Affair of State"
Craft Production for the Elite
Luxury Life-styles
Personal Attire
The Bronze Industry
The Spring and Autumn Period
The Warring States Period
Ritual and Representation
Funerary Ritual
Representational Art
A Wider View: Peoples of the North and Southwest
Writing Tools and Scripts
The "Royal City" Plan
Making Lacquer Wares
Map: States of the Warring States Period
The First Empires: Qin and Han
The Imperial State and Society
Qin Unification
Structure of the Han Realm
The Qin and Han Capitals
Han Society
Picturing Elite Life
Court Patronage and Luxury Arts
Lacquer Wares, Metalwork, and Jade
Imperial Ideology and World View
The Emperor
The Tomb of the First Emperor
Han Imperial Tombs
Myths and Portraits
The Souls and the After-life
Beyond the Middle Kingdom: Peoples of the Frontiers
The Myth of the Great Wall
The Land of Silk
Map: Xi'an Region
Age of the Dharma: The Period of Division
State and Society
Imperial Capitals: The North
Imperial Tombs: The South
Elite Tombs: The North
The Dharma Comes to the Middle Kingdom
Central Asian and Liang Buddhism
Northern Wei Patrons
Court Patronage at Luoyang
Dunhuang: Early Narratives
Northern Qi Patrons
Luxury and Elite Arts
Stonewares and Glazes
Secular Painting
Beyond the Middle Kingdom
Script Types
"The Six Laws of Xie He"
A New Imperial State: Sui and Tang
State and Society
A New Capital: Daxing cheng and Chang'an
The Imperial Tombs
Scenes from Court Life
State Patronage of the Dharma
Temples and Pagodas
The "Great Image Niche" at Longmen
Tang Chapels at Dunhuang
Buddhist Themes at Dunhuang
The "Sutra Cave"
Elite Life and Elite Arts
Cosmopolitan Life
Secular Themes in Painting
Beyond the Middle Kingdom
The Timber-frame System
Precious Metals
Technologies and Cultures of the Song
Measuring Everyday Life
Art Technologies and Economies
Song Architecture and Urbanism
Ceramic Production
Social Coordinates of Style and Taste
Constructing Landscapes
Cultures of Art
Court Cultures
Women's Culture
Literary Culture and the Arts
Art Literature and Discourses
Varieties of Poetic Painting
Buddhist Artistic Culture
Song Buddhist Iconographies
Chan Art
Urban Life and Culture in Hangzhou
A Song Court Painter at Work
Painting Formats and Materials
Training and Examination of Court Artists
Northern Song and Liao Empires
Southern Song and Jin Empires
Official, Personal, and Urban Arts of the Yuan to Middle Ming
Art and Official Ideology
Official Patronage of Religious Art and Architecture
The Procelain Industry at Jingdezhen
Personal Arts of the Educated Elite
Urban Arts
The Establishment of the Yuan Capital City of Dadu at Beijing
Ceramics from a Yuan-dynasty Shipwreck
Art Systems and Circulations: Late Ming to Middle Qing
Woodblock Illustration
Literati Painting and Calligraphy
Orthodoxy and the Fate of Literati Painting
Arts of Desire and Memory
Loyalist Arts of Memory
Commercial and Domestic Arts
Residential Architecture
Hardwood Furniture
Craft Objects from the Suzhou Region
Ceramics for Domestic Markets
Urban Professional Painters
Court Arts
Palace Architecture
Buddhist Arts at Court
Court-sponsored Crafts
International Arts
Export Ceramics
Other Export Crafts
European Arts and Artists at the Qing Court
European Images of China
The Arts of Living: Leisure, Pleasure, and Material Culture
Map: Southeast China
Identity and Community in 19th- and 20th-Century Chinese Art
Images of the Self
Sites of Community and Public Spaces
Post-literati Arts and National-style Painting (Guohua)
Functional Arts
Illustrational and Design Arts
Popular Arts
Political Arts
Images of War, Resistance, and Propaganda
Political Spaces and Art Institutions
Satire and Protest
Transnational Arts and Avant-garde Movements
The Arts of History
Ideological Control of the Arts
Picture Credits
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