- 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: 4 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #681,054 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Asian Art (Blackwell Anthologies in Art History, No. 2) 1st Edition
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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
From the Back Cover
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.