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Asian Art (Blackwell Anthologies in Art History, No. 2) Paperback – May 12, 2006

ISBN-13: 978-1405122412 ISBN-10: 1405122412 Edition: 1st
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Asian Art is a rich and very useful sourcebook that combines the voices of original authors and primary texts with some of the most interesting contemporary art historical studies.” Richard Vinograd, Stanford University


“The choice of material in this anthology demonstrates why anyone interested in visual culture should carefully consider art produced in Asia. It wisely covers not just well-known traditions but also contemporary art practice.” Janice Leoshko, University of Texas at Austin

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Asian Art is the first comprehensive anthology of important primary documents ­­­– from inscriptions and imperial decrees to travelers’ accounts and writings by artists –and the very best contemporary scholarship that has been produced on Asian art history. This unprecedented volume offers a portrait of the rich artistic traditions in China, Japan, Korea, India, and Southeast Asia.


Across time periods, media, cultural contexts, and geography, this volume traces several thousand years of Asian art, from the terracotta armies of the First Emperor of Qin to late twentieth-century installation art. Featuring accessible introductory material for each extract and arranged in an easy-to-navigate chronological structure, it will prove an essential companion to any study of Asian art history.




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Product Details

  • Paperback: 544 pages
  • Publisher: Blackwell Publishing; 1 edition (May 12, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1405122412
  • ISBN-13: 978-1405122412
  • Product Dimensions: 6.7 x 1.2 x 9.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #594,697 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By DJ on November 3, 2011
Format: Paperback
I used this book for my Asian art history class earlier this year. I learned a lot about Indian art, Chinese art, and Japanese art from this book. Thanks to this book, I also learned a lot about how their art affected their beliefs, their values, their religions, and their cultures. Although the book has tons of chapters and paragraphs, and although there are not a lot of pictures, the book is a must read for those who like art, history, and stuff about Asia. I also recommend this book to those that are educated or want to become more educated in reading long books.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By landshark on April 22, 2013
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Required school textbook. I'm not really into it but as far as textbooks go, this is a pretty nice one. Nice selection. Covers things we all know, like the TerraCotta Army, but also includes modern art too. Interesting.
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I bought this book somewhat speculatively as I was unable to find a preview of the table of contents. Now that I have it in my hands, I am delighted to find that it contains a wide selection of classic articles across a very broad regional and temporal span of Asian art. There are a few translated selections from some crucial primary sources such as the edicts of Ashoka, the Deer and Monkey jatakas, Guo Xi's comments on landscape painting, and quotations from Mao Zedong. The majority of the book consists of a comprehensive representation of many of the finest scholars who have been writing about Asian art in the last few decades... I was going to start listing the names of my favorites but I realize that I would have to list most of the contributors to this volume to do them justice! I'm really thrilled to find an anthology that collects so many high-quality and time-tested articles in one place, and I doff my cap to the editors who made such a fine selection!
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Brooke on August 3, 2014
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Shipped Quickly and just as described.Thanks
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