How to read Chinese ceramics / Denise Patry Leidy
- Leidy, Denise Patry
- New York : The Metropolitan Museum Of Art, 
New Haven : Yale University Press, 
- Copyright Date:
- Physical Description:
- 144 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm.
- How to read ; 5
- "Among the most revered and beloved artworks in China are ceramics-sculptures and vessels that have been utilized to embellish tombs, homes, and studies, to drink tea and wine, and to convey social and cultural meanings such as good wishes and religious beliefs. Since the eighth century, Chinese ceramics, particularly porcelain, have played an influential role around the world as trade introduced their beauty and surpassing craft to countless artists in Europe, America, and elsewhere. Spanning five millennia, the Metropolitan Museum's collection of Chinese ceramics represents a great diversity of materials, shapes, and subjects. The remarkable selections presented in this volume, which include both familiar examples and unusual ones, will acquaint readers with the prodigious accomplishments of Chinese ceramicists from Neolithic times to the modern era."--Museum's website.
- 9781588395719 (paperback)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (page 143).
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