The Chinese Art Book


A beautifully presented, authoritative overview of Chinese art


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Price: USD$59.95


ABOUT THE BOOK

The Chinese Art Book presents a definitive selection of 300 works, from the earliest dynasties to the new generation of contemporary artists enlivening the global art world today.

From painting, calligraphy, ceramics and bronzes, to contemporary installations, photography and performance art; outstanding examples from all periods are showcased side by side, to create fascinating combinations linked with detailed cross-references.

Also includes an informative introductory essay, comprehensive glossary and an illustrated time line placing the works in their political and cultural contexts.

SPECIFICATIONS
Hardback
290 x 250 mm (11 3/8 x 9 7/8 in)
352 pp
300 colour illustrations
9780714865751 | 0714865753


ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Colin Mackenzie (Introduction) is Senior Curator of Chinese Art at the Nelson-Akins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri.

Keith Pratt (painting and calligraphy to 1949) is Emeritus Professor of East Asian Studies at the University of Durham.

Jeffrey Moser (plastic arts to 1949) is the Assistant Professor of East Asian Art History at McGill University, Montreal.

Katie Hill (contemporary art after 1949) is Director of the Office of Contemporary Chinese Art, Deputy Editor of the Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art, and consultant lecturer at Sotheby’s Institute of Art.


IN THE PRESS

'Phaidon's selection of 300 highlights from 5,000 years of Chinese art is notable for its stimulating juxtapositions … The marvelous diversity of forms selected illustrates the ongoing dialogue between contemporary Chinese artists and the traditions that both nourish and challenge them. Informative captions and a chronological timeline contextualize the individual works.' Sotheby's magazine

'The Chinese Art Book reads like a coffee table book with academic heft ... readers are able to flip through the enormity of Chinese art history without too firm of an editorial hand directing their experience. The necessary concision of the prose, the lavish beauty of the images, and the accompanying timelines of Chinese and world history all aid in creating a pleasurable, heuristic read regardless of the reader's familiarity with calligraphic techniques or dynastic histories.' Publishers Weekly

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