Chinese Symbolism and Art Motifs: A Comprehensive Handbook on Symbolism in Chinese Art through the Ages

Chinese-Symbolism-and-Art-Motifs-A-Comprehensive-Handbook-on-Symbolism-in-Chinese-Art-through-the-Ages Chinese Symbolism and Art Motifs: A Comprehensive Handbook on Symbolism in Chinese Art through the Ages
Chinese-Symbolism-and-Art-Motifs-A-Comprehensive-Handbook-on-Symbolism-in-Chinese-Art-through-the-Ages Chinese Symbolism and Art Motifs: A Comprehensive Handbook on Symbolism in Chinese Art through the Ages
Editions:Hardcover
ISBN: 978-0785811268
Paperback
ISBN: 978-0804837040
Kindle
ISBN: B007ECJDGE

Gain a deeper appreciation for Chinese art and architecture by understanding its symbols. The Yin and Yang, dragon, phoenix, five elements, and other symbols are explained in their historical and cultural context. Chinese Symbolism and Art Motifs also includes articles on Chinese beliefs, customs, arts and crafts, foods, agriculture and medicine.

Originally published in 1941, this is the standard reference book, with over 400 illustrations to help clarify and define this ancient, complex culture.

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Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
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About the Author

Charles Alfred Speed Williams was a distinguished British scholar who spent most of his active life in China. He served as Acting Commissioner in Charge of Maritime Customs in Peking, Examiner in Mandarin for Hong Kong University and Lecturer at Chiaotung University.
 

Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Tuttle Publishing; Second Edition (April 15, 2006)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 384 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 080483704X
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0804837040
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.19 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6 x 1.1 x 9 inches

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