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How to Read Chinese Ceramics

How to Read Chinese Ceramics

  • Author: Denise Patry Leidy
  • Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • ISBN: 1588395715
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 144
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Among the most revered and beloved artworks in China are ceramics—sculptures and vessels that have been utilized to embellish tombs, homes, and studies, to drink tea and wine, and to convey social and cultural meanings such as good wishes and religious beliefs. Since the eighth century, Chinese ceramics, particularly porcelain, have played an influential role around the world as trade introduced their beauty and surpassing craft to countless artists in Europe, America, and elsewhere. Spanning five millennia, the Metropolitan Museum’s collection of Chinese ceramics represents a great diversity of materials, shapes, and subjects. The remarkable selections presented in this volume, which include both familiar examples and unusual ones, will acquaint readers with the prodigious accomplishments of Chinese ceramicists from Neolithic times to the modern era. As with previous books in the How to Read series, How to Read Chinese Ceramics elucidates the works to encourage deeper understanding and appreciation of the meaning of individual pieces and the culture in which they were created. From exquisite jars, bowls, bottles, and dishes to the elegantly sculpted Chan Patriarch Bodhidharma and the gorgeous Vase with Flowers of the Four Seasons, How to Read Chinese Ceramics is a captivating introduction to one of the greatest artistic traditions in Asian culture.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Publications 2020

The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Publications 2020

  • Author: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Antiques & Collectibles
  • Page: 23
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This catalogue, published annually by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, announces its publications for that year. It also features notable backlist titles and provide a complete list of books available in print at the time of publication.

The Chinese Potter

The Chinese Potter

A Practical History of Chinese Ceramics

  • Author: Margaret Medley
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Céramique chinoise - Histoire
  • Page: 288
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" ... Looks at the whole history of chinese pottery from the point of view of the techniques used by potters and so traces how their craft evolved from the earliest unglazed earthenware pots to highly sophisticated porcelain. she describes the glazes, kilns, clays and working methods of the Chinese potters and makes it clear how certain types of ware could only be produced as the result og particular technological developments. Much of this material is new and the authos has made full use of all the recent archaeological reports that have emerged from China. Her clear technical descriptions are easy to follow and anyone with a practical interest in making pots will learn much from them. The specialist will gain a far better understanding of the history of his subject ..."--Back cover.

Chinese Glazes

Chinese Glazes

Their Origins, Chemistry, and Recreation

  • Author: Nigel Wood
  • Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
  • ISBN: 9780812234763
  • Category: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Page: 280
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In this major work on Oriental ceramics and glazes, a leading authority on Far Eastern pottery traces the development of Chinese glazes and glazing techniques from antiquity to the modern era. Nigel Wood describes how glazes were made, provides an analysis of their composition, and shows how they can be duplicated today with common raw materials available in the West. The book is lavishly illustrated, with nearly three hundred photographs, one hundred in full color. These depict examples of the Chinese arts as found in pottery ranging from simple earthenware jars excavated at Neolithic sites to exquisitely designed dishes found in imperial tombs. They also show examples of modern Western ware that employ these remarkable glazing techniques.

The City of Blue and White

The City of Blue and White

Chinese Porcelain and the Early Modern World

  • Author: Anne Gerritsen
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1108499953
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 354
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A compelling examination of the ultimate global commodity, blue and white porcelain, from kiln to consumers across the globe.

Chinese Porcelain in Colonial Mexico

Chinese Porcelain in Colonial Mexico

The Material Worlds of an Early Modern Trade

  • Author: Meha Priyadarshini
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319665472
  • Category: History
  • Page: 198
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This book follows Chinese porcelain through the commodity chain, from its production in China to trade with Spanish Merchants in Manila, and to its eventual adoption by colonial society in Mexico. As trade connections increased in the early modern period, porcelain became an immensely popular and global product. This study focuses on one of the most exported objects, the guan. It shows how this porcelain jar was produced, made accessible across vast distances and how designs were borrowed and transformed into new creations within different artistic cultures. While people had increased access to global markets and products, this book argues that this new connectivity could engender more local outlooks and even heightened isolation in some places. It looks beyond the guan to the broader context of transpacific trade during this period, highlighting the importance and impact of Asian commodities in Spanish America.

Chinese Antiquities

Chinese Antiquities

An Introduction to the Art Market

  • Author: Ms Audrey Wang
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN: 1409455459
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 192
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Chinese Antiquities: An Introduction to the Art Market provides an essential guide to the growing market for Chinese antiquities, encompassing all sectors of the market, from Classical Chinese paintings and calligraphy to ceramics, jade, bronze and ritual sculpture. Aimed at current and aspiring collectors, investors and galleries interested in Chinese antiquities, the book sets out to demystify the process of buying and selling in the Asian context, highlighting Asia-specific issues that market-players might encounter and making this category of art more accessible to newcomers to the market.

How to Read Chinese Paintings

How to Read Chinese Paintings

  • Author: Maxwell K. Hearn
  • Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art - How to Read
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 173
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"Together the text and illustrations gradually reveal many of the major themes and characteristics of Chinese painting. To "read" these works is to enter a dialogue with the past. Slowly perusing a scroll or album, one shares an intimate experience that has been repeated over the centuries. And it is through such readings that meaning is gradually revealed."--BOOK JACKET.

Collectors, Collections and Museums

Collectors, Collections and Museums

The Field of Chinese Ceramics in Britain, 1560-1960

  • Author: Stacey Pierson
  • Publisher: Peter Lang
  • ISBN: 9783039105380
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 247
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This book presents the first comprehensive study of the collecting, consumption and display of Chinese porcelain in Britain from the 16th to the 20th century, as well as the impact of this activity on British culture. Beginning with the early porcelains acquired as objects of exotica and vessels for the consumption of tea and coffee, followed by porcelains for display in the country house interior, the first part of this book reveals the role of porcelain in Britain's developing economic relations with China and the impact of this material on both daily life and interior design. The subsequent diplomatic and political conflicts of the 18th and 19th centuries provide a framework for an examination of British consumption of Chinese porcelain as both spoils of war and iconic representations of China, material which helped to shape and influence British perceptions of China. The final section demonstrates how these perceptions of China and its porcelain began to change significantly in the 20th century with porcelains acquired as works of art and displayed publicly in museums. Collectors in Britain began to specialise in this area and actively invented a 'field' of Chinese ceramics that was promulgated by learned societies and culminated in the founding of a museum of Chinese ceramics in London by one of the foremost British collectors, Sir Percival David, who donated his world class collection to the University of London in 1950.

The Culture of China

The Culture of China

  • Author: Kathleen Kuiper Manager, Arts and Culture
  • Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
  • ISBN: 1615301402
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 304
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Presents various aspects of the culture of China, discussing its language, writing system, religions, music, art, architecture, and diverse ethnic groups.