China: A Celebration in Art and Literature by Rizzoli International Publications (Hardback, 2008)
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- DescriptionA window into a world of extraordinary beauty and mystery, <i>China: A Celebration in Art and Literature</i> reveals the glorious 5,000-year-old history of this ancient and fascination culture. In 240 pages and more than 100 full-color images, this volume traces China through its tales and stories, plays and poetry, paintings and objects--from ancient divinations incised on bovine scapula to modern people's literature spawned from revolution; from Tang dynasty silk scrolls depicting sublime mountain valleys to government-commissioned propoganda posters. <i>China</i> incorporates text and images that are chorlogically ordered in each of its eight thematic chapters: Birth & LifeNature & EnvironmentLove & FamilyMind & MemoryFood & DrinkWar & PoliticsReligion & SpiritualityDeath & Afterlife Among the literary selections included are the famous B<i>ook of Songs</i>, the epic <i>Dream of Red Towers</i>, the complex dramatic masterpiece <i>The Romance of the Western Chamber</i>, and works from Confucious, Laozi, Du Fu, and Su Shi. More than 100 works of art from the ancient to the contemporary, by artists including Gu Kaizhi, Wang Hui, Lam Qua, and Li Keran. The majority of the images will be from top Asian art collections in the US: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Boston Museum of Fine Art, and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, in Kansas City, The De Young in San Francisco with the rest coming from Europe (the British Museum) and China. The unique pairings of art and literature in China will enrapture as they reveal--this anthology will inevitably grip all who enter it, be they sophisticated appreciators or eager vices of China.
- Author BiographyOver the last decade, Jason Steuber has contributed to major projects related to Chinese art, including the 1999 international loan exhibition, The Golden Age of Chinese Archaeology: Celebrated Discoveries from The People's Republic of China, held at the National Gallery, Washington, DC and the 2004 two-volume set <i>New Perspectives on China's Past: Chinese Archaeology in the Twentieth Century</i> published by Yale University Press. As a curator for the renowned Asian art collections housed at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, MO, he has published articles in several international journals, such as Apollo, Arts of Asia, ArtAsiaPacific, The Burlington Magazine, and Gugong Wenwu Yuekan (National Palace Museum Monthly of Chinese Art). In addition to years of university teaching experience in the United States, he was recently named the Leverhulme Trust Visiting Fellow in the Department of History of Art, Glasgow University.
- PublisherRizzoli International Publications
- Date of Publication23/09/2008
- SubjectFine Arts / Art History
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintWelcome Enterprises, Inc
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight2254 g
- Width268 mm
- Height350 mm
- Spine25 mm
- Edited byJason Steuber
- Format DetailsSewn,Paper over boards,With dust jacket
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