Description - Asian Art by Rebecca M. Brown
Asian Art is the first comprehensive anthology of important primary documents and key contemporary scholarship on Asian art history. * Traces the rich artistic traditions in China, Japan, Korea, India, and Southeast Asia across time periods, media, cultural contexts, and geography - from the terracotta armies of the First Emperor of Qin to late 20th-century installation art * Covers both imperially commissioned works and popular, vernacular art * Includes an accessible introduction which provides suggestions of thematic connections across the vast array of visual culture and historical time covered * Captures the diversity and depth of Asian art through primary documents - from inscriptions and imperial decrees to writings by artists and travellers - and through examples of the very best scholarship in the field * Features introductory material for each extract, an easy-to-navigate chronological structure, and has been extensively tested by the editors and their colleagues in classrooms.
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Blackwell Publishing Ltd
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Author Biography - Rebecca M. Brown
Rebecca M. Brown is an Independent Scholar of South Asian visual culture from the eighteenth century to the present. She is author of Art for a Modern India, 1947-80 (2007). Deborah S. Hutton is Assistant Professor of Art History at the College of New Jersey. She is the author of The Art of the Court of Bijapur (2006), winner of the College Art Association Millard Meiss Publishing Grant and the American Institute of Indian Studies Edward Cameron Dimock Jr. Prize in Indian Humanities.