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Ancient Sichuan : Treasures from a Lost Civilization
by Robert Bagley (Editor)
Ancient Sichuan is the catalog of a spectacular exhibition organized by the Seattle Art Museum. Recent discoveries from Sichuan Province are revolutionizing the history of ancient China, showing that the traditional cradle of Chinese culture, along the Yellow River, had sophisticated competition from distant regions 3,000 years ago. Stately bronze trees and huge bronze heads--some with gold-foil masks, some with strange alien eyes on foot-long stalks--are the centerpieces of the show. Dating from the 12th century B.C., these exotic objects, found with elephant tusks and ritual jade weapons in two vast sacrificial pits, are artifacts of a previously unknown culture whose existence took archaeologists by surprise. These pieces alone would be sufficient for a groundbreaking exhibition, but the show and this beautifully designed catalog take the distinctive nature of local Sichuan culture into Han times, 1,000 years later. Lively ceramic sculptures of entertainers and erotic scenes on wall tiles demonstrate the creativity and exuberance of ancient Sichuan society. Essays by leading scholars in the field compellingly describe the context and significance of the often breathtaking objects. A wealth of comparative material, photographs, and drawings explains how original and different Sichuan culture was from what has long been considered the Yellow River Bronze Age mainstream. With the finds illustrated in Ancient Sichuan, the cradle of Chinese civilization begins to look like a large double bed. --John Stevenson -
Hardcover: 360 pages
Princeton Univ Pr; ISBN: 0691088519; (May 1, )

The Art and Architecture of China (Pelican History of Art)
Laurence C. S. Sickman, Alexander Coburn Soper
Paperback: Yale Univ Pr
ISBN: 0300053347; 3rd edition (June 1992)

Art and Artists of Twentieth-Century China
by Michael Sullivan

Art in China (Oxford History of Art Series)
by Craig Clunas

Blue and White: Chinese Porcelain Around the World
by John Carswell

Chinese Art and Culture
by Robert L. Thorp, Richard Ellis Vinograd

Chinese Ceramics: Porcelain of the Qing Dynasty 1644-1911
by Rose Kerr
(Hardcover - )

Chinese Furniture
by Craig Clunas

Chinese Furniture (Hardwood Examples of the Ming and Early Ch'ing Dynasty)
by Robert Hatfield Ellsworth
(Hardcover - )

Chinese Glazes: Their Origins, Chemistry and Recreation
by Nigel Wood
Listed under Pottery Techniques

Chinese Painting Techniques for Exquisite Watercolors
by Lian Quan Zhen
Listed under Watercolor Techniques

Classic Chinese Furniture: Ming and Early Qing Dynasties
by Shixiang Wang
(Hardcover - December 1991)

Collecting Chinese Art
by Sam Bernstein

Connoisseurship of Chinese Furniture : Ming and Early Qing Dynasties
by Shih-Hsiang Wang, et al
(Hardcover - December 1990)

Emperor's Silent Army : Terracotta Warriors of Ancient China
by Jane O'Connor

Feng Shui : Environments of Power : A Study of Chinese Architecture
Evelyn, Dr Lip
Listed under Feng Shui

The Mustard Seed Garden Manual of Painting
by Kai Wang, et al

Monks and Merchants: Silk Road Treasures from Northwest China
by Annette L. Juliano, et al
Monks and Merchants: Silk Road Treasures from Northwest China is a saga of cultural exchange on a grand scale during the lawless period between the Han and Sui dynasties. Accompanying a traveling exhibition organized by the Asia Society in New York, this book reproduces more than 200 objects in clay, metal, and glass from the fourth through seventh centuries. They document new concepts of Chinese identity, including Buddhism (imported by Indian monks), horseback riding (from nomadic tribesmen, patrons of the Buddhists), and non-native stylistic motifs and materials (introduced by Sogdian merchants, émigrés from present-day Iran). The big payoff came in the Tang dynasty, famed for its artistic use of foreign imagery and techniques. But a number of noteworthy pieces date from this period of disunity, including a clay statue of Kasyapa, Buddha's oldest disciple, who sports a hawklike "foreigner's" nose. Scholarly yet gracefully written, this groundbreaking volume is itself a treasure. -Cathy Curtis -
Hardcover: 352 pages
Harry N Abrams; ISBN: 0810934787;

Reflections of Early China: Decor, Pictographs, and Pictorial Inscriptions
by Xiaoneng Yang

Scientific Research in Early Chinese Glass
R. Brill
Hardcover: Corning Museum of Glass; ISBN: 0872901262; (June 1992)
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Straits Chinese Furniture: A Collector's Guide
by Dr. Wing Meng Ho

Taoism and the Arts of China
by Stephen Little, et al

Threads of Light: Chinese Embroidery from Suzhou and the Photography of Robert Glenn Ketchum (UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History Textile Series,)
by Patrick Dowdey (Editor), et al

Three Thousand Years of Chinese Painting (The Culture & Civilization of China)
by Richard M. Barnhart (Editor), et al

The Way of Energy : Mastering the Chinese Art of Internal Strength With Chi Kung Exercise
by Kam Chuen Lam, Lam Kam Chuen
(Paperback - November 1991)

Chinese Porcelain in the Rijksmuseum; Ming and Qing Dynasties
Christiaan J. A. Jorg, Jan Van Campden
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Pictures and Visuality in Early Modern China
by Craig Clunas
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The Techniques of Chinese Painting
by Wu Yangmu
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