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Chinese Sculpture

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ISBN-10: 0521186773

ISBN-13: 9780521186773

Edition: 3rd 2012

Authors: Wenbing Zhao

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Zhao Wenbing provides an accessible, illustrated introduction to the sculptural art of China, including the magnificent Terracotta Army, Buddhist sculpture, tomb carvings, architectural sculpture, exchange with foreign cultures and Chinese sculpture today. Chinese Sculpture takes the reader through the unique aesthetic features of sculpture in China, arguing that the evolution of this sculpture parallels the development of Chinese culture through history.
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Book details

List price: $31.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/9/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 6.14" wide x 9.06" long x 0.31" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Zhao Wenbing completed her doctoral studies at the Academy of Arts and Design, Tsinghua University. Since 2006 she has been an editor and column director for the magazine Arts and Design and has published various articles on art and design in China.

Beginnings of Chinese Sculpture
Pottery sculptures in primitive times
Jade sculptures in primitive times
Ferocious Beauty of the Central Plains Civilization
Shang: Magnificent Ferocity
Western Zhou: Simple Dignity
The Spring and Autumn Period and the Warring States Period: Slim and Graceful Luxury
The Mysterious Culture of the Ancient Shu
Sanxingdui culture
Standing bronze figure with multiple identities
Unexplained bronze heads
Large bronze masks with vertical eyes and straight ears
Emperor Qin Shihuang's Underground Army
What are tomb figures?
Excavation of the Qin terracotta warriors and horses
Shape of the Qin terracotta warriors and horses
Terracotta horses and bronze chariots
Chinese realism
Magnificent Stone Carvings from the Han Dynasty
Large stone carvings
The tomb of Huo Qubing
Horse Stepping on a Xiongnu Soldier
Making a tomb - Qilian Mountain
Artless craft
Skillful but not exquisite
Carved stone animals in the Eastern Han Dynasty
Introduction of Buddhism and the Blending of Cultures
Mogao Grotto images
Maijishan Grotto images
Yungang Grotto images
Longmen Grotto images
The Dignity of the Kingdom of Heaven
Guard beast figures in the Wei, Jin, Northern and Southern Dynasties
Imperial stone carvings in the Tang Dynasty
Pottery figures in Tang Dynasty tombs
Integration of Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism
Painted sculptures at Jinci Temple
Buddhist statue at Qinglian Temple
Dazu rock carvings
Colorful sculptures from the Ming and Qing dynasties
Ming-style painted sculptures at Shuanglin Temple
Statues of Five Hundred arhats at Qiongzhu Temple
Beautiful Residences
Qin tile carvings and Han tile ornaments
Relief sculptures on que from the Eastern Han Dynasty
Ornamental architectural sculptures of the Sui and Tang Dynasties
Stone architectural sculptures of the Yuan Dynasty
Architectural sculptures of the Ming and Qing Dynasties
Delights of Folic Art
Qiaoer Muhura
Playing with toys - Big Afu
Hand-made figures based on traditional Chinese operas and Clay Figurine Zhang
Modern Sculptural Style
1911-1949: Western influence
1949-1979: From revolutionary passion to formulaic art
From 1980-the early 21st century: Conceptual sculptural art
Appendix: Chronological Table of the Chinese Dynasties