THE ART OF CHINA by Shirley Glubok

THE ART OF CHINA

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Glubok manages to condense the 4000-year story of Chinese art into her familiar series format, with just enough judiciously integrated background information to make the examples meaningful and impressive. Neolithic day pots, ceremonial bronze vessels and other objects from tombs, paper handscrolls, ink landscapes on silk, calligraphy and bamboo painting, lacquer, jade and porcelain objects, a few special buildings, animal paintings, Buddhist figures -- all are reproduced in black and white and surveyed in one coherent sweep, with emphasis on the subject matter of the work and the cultural context, passing but unobtrusive mention of dates and dynasties, minimal consideration. of form and technique.

Pub Date: April 16th, 1973
Publisher: Macmillan