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Description - A Companion to Chinese Art by Martin J. Powers

Exploring the history of art in China from its earliest incarnations to the present day, this comprehensive volume includes two dozen newly-commissioned essays spanning the theories, genres, and media central to Chinese art and theory throughout its history.





Provides an exceptional collection of essays promoting a comparative understanding of China?s long record of cultural production
Brings together an international team of scholars from East and West, whose contributions range from an overview of pre-modern theory, to those exploring calligraphy, fine painting, sculpture, accessories, and more
Articulates the direction in which the field of Chinese art history is moving, as well as providing a roadmap for historians interested in comparative study or theory
Proposes new and revisionist interpretations of the literati tradition, which has long been an important staple of Chinese art history
Offers a rich insight into China?s social and political institutions, religious and cultural practices, and intellectual traditions, alongside Chinese art history, theory, and criticism

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781444339130
ISBN-10: 1444339133
Format: Hardback
(250mm x 174mm x 37mm)
Pages: 584
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 11-Dec-2015
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Martin J. Powers

Martin J. Powers is Sally Michelson Davidson Professor of Chinese Arts and Cultures at the University of Michigan, USA, and former director of the Center for Chinese Studies. His publications Art and Political Expression in Early China (1991) and Pattern and Person: Ornament, Society, and Self in Classical China (2006) have both received the Levenson Prize for the best books in pre-twentieth century Chinese Studies. Katherine R. Tsiang is Associate Director of the Center for the Art of East Asia in the Department of Art History, University of Chicago, USA, where she coordinates research materials and programs. Her research is concentrated in the fields of Chinese Buddhist art and Chinese medieval art and visual culture. Her work includes using new technology for digital imaging and reconstruction of Chinese Buddhist caves and she is curator and author of the catalog of the exhibition "Echoes of the Past: The Buddhist Cave Temples of Xiangtangshan" (2010).