Emperors' Treasures : Chinese Art from the National Palace Museum, Taipei
This beautiful book accompanied an exhibition at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco and features artworks from the National Palace Museum, Taipei. It encompasses paintings, calligraphy, bronzes, ceramics, lacquer ware, jades, and textiles exemplifying the finest craftsmanship and imperial taste.
Emperors' Treasures explores the identities of eight Chinese rulers -seven emperors and one empress-who reigned from the early 12th through early 20th centuries. They are portrayed in a story line that highlights artworks of their eras, from the dignified Song to the coarse yet subtle Yuan, and from the brilliant Ming until the final, dazzling Qing period.
- Authors: Jay Xu, Executive Director of the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco and Li He, Associate Curator of Chinese Art at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
- Paperback: 272 pages (225 full colour illustrations)
- Date published: October 2017
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-0939117741
- Product Dimensions: 30.0 x 23.4cm