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A COMPANION TO CHINESE ART. Ed. by Martin J. Powers and Katherine R. Tsiang. Wiley-Blackwell, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, 2015. Wiley-Blackwell Companions to Art History, 8. 580 pp. with 94 ills. 25 x 18 cm. LC 2015-15813 ISBN 9781444339130 In English.
Publisher's description: Exploring the history of art in China from its earliest incarnations to the present day, this comprehensive volume includes two dozen newly-commissioned essays spanning the theories, genres, and media central to Chinese art and theory throughout its history. This book: Provides an exceptional collection of essays promoting a comparative understanding of China's long record of cultural production; Brings together an international team of scholars from East and West, whose contributions range from an overview of pre-modern theory, to those exploring calligraphy, fine painting, sculpture, accessories, and more; Articulates the direction in which the field of Chinese art history is moving, as well as providing a roadmap for historians interested in comparative study or theory; Proposes new and revisionist interpretations of the literati tradition, which has long been an important staple of Chinese art history; Offers a rich insight into China's social and political institutions, religious and cultural practices, and intellectual traditions, alongside Chinese art history, theory, and criticism.
Indexing: Non-Western (Traditional/Native Arts), Asia (Traditional) — China — Several Media
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 169444
Hardcover $195.00x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)    

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