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Description - Asian Art by Lark E. Mason

This work offers a clear and concise guide to understanding the fine and decorative arts of Asian art, including the arts of the Islamic world. The author addresses this complex subject in an easy to follow format beginning with an overview of the tumultuous history of the continent, leading into chapters on ceramics, metalwork, the arts of the craftsman, furniture and lacquer, textiles, prints and paintings. Each chapter includes a summary of the minor and major art forms with expert advice for judging quality and identifying fakes and over-restored objects. A valuable deictionary of terms and tables with reign dates and marks is included.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781851494156
ISBN-10: 1851494154
Format: Hardback
(279mm x 216mm x 32mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: ACC Art Books
Publisher: ACC Art Books
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Lark E. Mason

Lark E. Mason is the author of numerous articles on Asian art and the translator of two major works on Chinese furniture.