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Description - Imperial Tombs in Tang China, 618-907 by Tonia Eckfeld

Intellectually and visually stimulating, this important landmark book looks at the religious, political, social and artistic significance of the Imperial tombs of the Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD). It traces the evolutionary development of the most elaborately beautiful imperial tombs to examine fundamental issues on death and the afterlife in one of the world's most sophisticated civilizations. Selected tombs are presented in terms of their structure, artistic programs and their purposes. The author sets the tombs in the context of Chinese attitudes towards the afterlife, the politics of mausoleum architecture, and the artistic vocabulary which was becoming the mainstream of Chinese civilization.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415302203
ISBN-10: 041530220X
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 13-Apr-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Tonia Eckfeld

Tonia Eckfeld is Senior Fellow in Art History and Asian Studies at the University of Melbourne. She lectures internationally on the art and architectural history of China, India and Japan. She has conducted extensive research throughout Asia, and has received numerous academic awards, including a research fellowship to Harvard.