Chinese Art: A Guide to Motifs and Visual Imagery

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Chinese-Art-A-Guide-to-Motifs-and-Visual-Imagery Chinese Art: A Guide to Motifs and Visual Imagery
Editions:Hardcover
ISBN: 978-0804838641
Paperback
ISBN: 978-0804843164
Kindle
ISBN: B00BOE16FO
Chinese Art is a guide to the meanings behind the hundreds of common motifs and symbols found in all forms of Chinese art. A thorough examination of the diverse usage of natural symbols, colors, numbers, inanimate items and personages, Chinese Art communicates the deeper messages to be found in Chinese decorative art. It is an excellent reference for collectors, museum-goers and students of Chinese art, culture and history.
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Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
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"This splendid, descriptive guide to the motifs and imagery of Chinese art will be valuable to scholars and students of all things visually Chinese."—CHOICE

"[A]n intelligent yet friendly text by an extremely well-informed and generous author and the result is a book which will be a valued addition to the libraries of all who are interested in Chinese art."—Arts of Asia

"An ideal keepsake for collectors and art lovers, Chinese Art explores meanings behind the plethora of common motifs and symbols found in all sorts of Chinese art."—The Nation

"Patricia Welch's Chinese Art is the Rosetta Stone for students of Chinese symbology."—Singapore American Newspaper


Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Tuttle Publishing; Hardcover with Jacket edition (March 15, 2008)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 290 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 080483864X
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0804838641
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 3.6 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 8.75 x 1 x 11.5 inches

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