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Art of China : Highlights from the Philadelphia Museum of Art

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A handsome presentation of the Philadelphia Museum of Art's wide-ranging collection of Chinese art

The book features one hundred works in various media spanning antiquity to the present day-including Ming gold vessels, a 15th-century Buddhist temple ceiling, imperial court robes, and an 18th-century bookcase made in Canton for a Dutchman.

With striking new photography and engaging and informative discussions of individual works of sculpture, painting, furniture, textiles, ceramics, metalwork, and architecture, this volume provides a fascinating look into the breadth and diversity of Chinese artistic experience and material culture. An introductory essay by Hiromi Kinoshita delves into the history of the Philadelphia Museum's Chinese collection-begun after the 1876 World's Fair and continuing today with acquisitions of contemporary works by Ai Weiwei and Zhang Huan-weaving together stories of intrepid and dedicated collectors, curators, and dealers.

Both accessible to general readers and of interest to scholars, this book is a valuable resource for those captivated by the many manifestations of art from China.

  • Author: Hiromi Kinoshita, Hannah L. and J. Welles Henderson Associate Curator of Chinese Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • Hardcover: 264 pages | 250 colour and 10 black and white illustrations
  • Date published: November 2018
  • Language: English
  • Delivery: Allows 1-2 weeks
  • ISBN: 978-0300237108
  • Dimensions: 29.0 x 24.1 cm

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