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Chinese art : a guide to motifs and visual imagery

Author: Patricia Bjaaland Welch
Publisher: North Clarendon, VT : Tuttle Pub., ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Chinese Art examines the meanings behind the hundreds of common motifs and symbols found in all forms of Chinese art, exposing their linguistic, metaphoric or historic origins, common usage, and diverse applications. Plants, flowers, real and imaginary animals and birds, reptiles, fish and amphibians, colors, numbers, and a myriad of inanimate images and personages communicate auspicious and benevolent messages in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Overzichten (vorm)
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia Bjaaland Welch
ISBN: 9780804838641 080483864X 9780804843164 0804843163
OCLC Number: 154701519
Description: 288 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: Part 1. Symbolism from nature: Flowers and plants. Fruits, vegetables, kernels, and seeds. Minerals. Real and imaginary birds. Insects, reptiles, fish, and amphibians. Real and imaginary animals --
Part 2. Mortals and religious beings: Children. Single male figures. Group figures. Buddhist deities and figures. Female figures --
Part 3. Inanimate objects: Borders and other repeated patterns. Chinese characters. Colors. Numbers. Religious images and symbols. Inanimate objects.
Responsibility: Patricia Bjaaland Welch.

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Includes both Chinese and Pinyin text with over 500 illustrations (including references to on-line collections), an index in both Chinese and English, a bibliography, and a list of recommended  Read more...
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"This splendid, descriptive guide to the motifs and imagery of Chinese art will be valuable to scholars and students of all things visually Chinese."--"CHOICE""[A]n intelligent yet friendly text by Read more...

 
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