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Chinese Sculpture

ISBN-10: 0300100655

ISBN-13: 9780300100655

Edition: 2003

Authors: Angela Falco Howard, Yang Hong, Wu Hung, Li Song, Hong Yang

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Sculpture is becoming known as one of China's great arts. Neolithic figurines, rows upon rows of underground terra-cotta statues, exquisite bronzes, Buddhas carved in cave walls--all these are part of a vast sculptural heritage. This gorgeous book, written by a team of eminent international scholars, is the first to offer a comprehensive history of Chinese sculpture. Spanning some seven thousand years, "Chinese Sculpture "explores a beautiful and diverse world of objects, many of which have come to light in recent decades. The authors analyze and present, mostly in color, more than five hundred examples of Chinese sculpture, dividing China's rich and complex sculptural legacy into two parts--secular (tomb and mortuary art) and religious (Buddhist, Confucianist, and Daoist art). Throughout, the authors highlight the inventiveness, purposes, and brilliant execution of Chinese sculpture and comment on how the country's culture nurtured the practical and intellectual choices that shaped its sculptural traditions over the millennia.
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Book details

List price: $95.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 4/28/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 536
Size: 9.00" wide x 12.00" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 6.490
Language: English

Wu Hung is Harrie A. Vanderstappen Distinguished Service Professor in Chinese art history at the University of Chicago.

Chronology
Emperors of the Song, Yuan, Ming, and Qing Dynasties
Map of China
Introduction
Li Song
Angela Falco Howard
The Secular Tradition: Burial Art and Spirit Paths
From the Neolithic to the Han
From the Han to the Qing
The Religious Tradition: Buddhas, Sages, and Heavenly Worthies
From the Han to the Southern Song
From the Northern Song to the Qing
Epilogue: Angela Falco Howard
Map of Chinese Sculpture Sites
Notes
Further Readings
List of Contributors
Acknowledgments
Illustration Credits
Index