Description - Sensuous Surfaces by Jonathan Hay
Sensuous Surfaces is a systematic introduction to the decorative arts in Ming and Qing dynasty China. Jonathan Hay's analysis takes in both material and
technique, and also issues of patronage and taste, which together formed a loose system of informal rules that affected every level of decoration in early
modern China, from an individual object to the arrangement of an entire residential interior. Featuring around 280 colour images, of a wide range of early modern Chinese objects and artworks, this book will engage anyone with an interest in decoration, art, China - or the experience of pleasure itself.
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(250mm x 190mm x mm)
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Author Biography - Jonathan Hay
Jonathan Hay is Ailsa Mellon Bruce Professor of Fine Arts at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, He has written widely on the visual and material culture of Ming-Qing China, including Shitao: Painting and Modernity in Early Qing China (2001).