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Description - Emblems of Empire by John E. Vollmer

In this sumptuous volume, John Vollmer and Jacqueline Simcox showcase 72 objects focused on the emperors of China from the Mactaggart Art Collection at the University of Alberta Museums, one of the foremost collections of Chinese paintings and textiles in the world. Full-colour images and informative text introduce both the works from the collection and how they served as emblems of imperial order and power during the Ming and Qing dynasties (1368-1911). Students, collectors, museum visitors, scholars, historians, and individuals interested in Chinese art will be stirred by the sensuous interplay of hierarchy and design of the painted and textile arts of the Chinese Imperial court, as explored and illuminated in this book.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780888644862
ISBN-10: 0888644868
Format: Hardback
(254mm x 276mm x 38mm)
Pages: 368
Imprint: University of Alberta Press
Publisher: University of Alberta Press
Publish Date: 27-Apr-2010
Country of Publication: Canada

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Author Biography - John E. Vollmer

John E. Vollmer is an internationally recognized curator and scholar in the fields of Asian art, textiles, costumes, decorative arts, and design. He is author of 30 museum exhibition catalogues and many academic and popular books and articles. Jacqueline Simcox is a well-known private dealer and lecturer specializing in Chinese textiles and art and the author of numerous exhibition catalogues and articles on Chinese textiles.

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