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Chinese Art

Mary Tregear

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'An excellent and remarkably comprehensive survey of the arts of China from the very first manifestations in the Neolithic culture of Gansu … to the latest trends in traditional Chinese painting' China Now


At a time when interest in China has never been greater, this revised edition of Mary Tregear's authoritative survey of the Chinese visual arts will be welcomed by art lovers, students and travellers alike. Generously illustrated and eminently readable, it covers not only bronzes, jades, calligraphy and painting, but also Buddhist sculpture, ceramics, textiles, metalwork, lacquer, garden design and architecture. For the revised edition, all Chinese names, places and terms have been romanized to current international usage. Throughout, information has been updated in view of recent finds, and the book contains new illustrations, a revised introduction and a new final chapter on twentieth-century art. An invaluable chronology of Chinese historical periods is included, together with six maps.

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Book Details

Format: Paperback

Edition Type: Revised Edition

Size: 20.9 x 14.7 cm

Extent: 216 pp

Illustrations: 162

Publication date: 24 March 1997

ISBN: 9780500202999

About the Author

Mary Tregear, former Keeper of the Department of Eastern Art, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, is a fellow of the British Academy.