Chinese Art and Culture
For courses in Far Eastern Art and survey courses in Chinese Art History.This text discusses Chinese art within a variety of contexts-such as archaeological, cultural, historical, social, and ritual/religious. Organized both chronologically and thematically, it covers a full historical span-from the Neolithic era to contemporary art, and includes a wide range of media and settings for art-from elite to popular. An emphasis on the dynamic processes that effect the history of Chinese art: social, economic, political competition, urbanization, markets and tastes, and quests for cultural authority, allows specific works of art to be discussed in extensive detail, while setting them within larger explanatory narratives.
- Paperback | 352 pages
- 215.9 x 276.9 x 22.9mm | 1,315.43g
- 03 Jan 2001
- Pearson Education (US)
- United States
Table of contents
1. Prehistoric Roots: Late Neolithic Cultures. 2. The Early Bronze Age: Shang and Western Zhou. 3. The Late Bronze Age: Eastern Zhou. 4. The First Empires: Qin and Han. 5. Age of Dharma: The Period of Division. 6. A New Imperial State: Sui and Tang. 7. Technologies and Cultures of the Song. 8. Official, Personal, and Urban Arts of the Yuan to Middle Ming. 9. Art Systems and Circulations: Late Ming to Middle Qing. 10. Identity and Community in 19th- and 20th Century Chinese Art.