Chinese Folk Arts

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ISBN: 978-0521186582
Chinese folk arts originate in the rural areas of China's vast territory. As forms of communal art, folk arts are evident in everyday food, clothing and shelter, in traditional festivals, ceremonies and rituals, and in beliefs and taboos. As a living example of cultural heritage, folk art demonstrates the continuity of Chinese culture from ancient to modern times, a culture with distinctive national and regional characteristics and a history of some 8,000 years. Chinese Folk Arts provides an illustrated introduction to the history and development of this colourful part of China's unique artistic culture.
Reviews:Joel Bjorling on Amazon Review wrote:

This book is an historical and cultural view of Chinese folk arts. It concerns arts relating to birth, marriage, and funeral/memorial, as well as cultural festivals (as Dragon Boat and Mid-Autumn). It has photos of totems, pottery, paper-cuts, embroidery, porcelain, masks, and paintings. You can get artwork ideas from this book, though it is more descriptive than having items to draw. The book will especially appeal to persons interested in paper-cuts and pottery. I also recommend "Chinese Calligraphy Made Easy" by Rebecca Yue and "Chinese Brush Painting" by Pauline Cherrett.

An illustrated introduction to history and development of the distinctive, traditional folk arts produced across China.

About the Author

Jin Zhilin was born in Luannan County, Hebei Province. Professor at the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, and a consultant of the Academy Committee, he has long been engaged in the research and teaching of Chinese folk art and oil painting. He is a member of the NATIONAL FOLK CULTURE protection PROJECT EXPERT committee OF THE MINISTRY OF Culture in China and has published widely on the history of Chinese folk arts and archaeology.

Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Cambridge University Press; 3rd edition (September 19, 2011)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 152 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0521186587
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0521186582
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 9.9 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6.14 x 0.36 x 9.21 inches

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