Art of China : Highlights from the Philadelphia Museum of Art
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
- ISBN: 978-0300237108
- Dimensions: 29.0 x 24.1 cm