This is an excellent book for someone new to Chinese period furniture. I am an amateur furniture maker and my focus is generally 14th to 20th Century Anglo-American, but I was introduced to Chinese furniture at a seminar and found it quite fascinating. This was one of the books the presenter recommended. It contains several separate papers that cover a range of topics starting with the cultural context, the wood selection, tools and techniques and finally a representative selection of pieces in beautiful full color. The book was well worth getting.
MFA Publications, 1996 Catalog for an exhibition of Chinese furniture from the end of the Ming period and the dawn of the Qing.
by Wang Shixiang; Malcolm Rogers; Craig Clunas; Curtis Evarts; Sarah Handler; Wang Zhengshu; Nancy Berliner
- Publisher : Museum of Fine Arts; 1st edition (January 1, 1996)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 158 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0878464344
- ISBN-13 : 978-0878464340
- Item Weight : 2.23 pounds
- Dimensions : 9 x 0.5 x 12.25 inches