Symbols and Rebuses in Chinese Art - Figures, Bugs, Beasts, and Flowers
25 x 25 cm
Almost every early culture once had a system of symbols that was eventually replaced with a spoken and then written language. In Chinese culture, the evolution of symbols and their meanings took a slightly different and unique path. Rather than the visual symbols being replaced by the written language, in China, the symbols themselves evolved into the written language. In SYMBOLS AND REBUSES IN CHINESE ART, author Fang Jing Pei catalogs the hundreds of symbols in Chinese artistry, and describes each of their meanings. (A rebus is a pictorial representation of a word or syllable.) He explains, for instance, why a depiction of a bat can mean happiness, and why some beautiful images, such as sparrows and pears, are rarely seen. Using myths, folklore, history, and religion to explore the significance of each symbol, Fang presents a comprehensive understanding of the important role symbolism has played, and continues to play, in Chinese culture.An A-to-Z catalog of the hundreds of symbols represented in the Chinese arts, with images and text to explore their meanings.
Includes more than 200 images of ceramics, porcelains, carvings, lacquers, embroidery, paintings, and wood blocks depicting the various symbols.
Treasures From Shanghai - 5000 years of art and culture
30 x 23 cm
This lavishly illustrated catalogue documents the Bowers Museum's landmark exhibition: Treasures from Shanghai: 5,000 Years of Chinese Art and Culture, from the collection of the Shanghai Museum in China, exhibited February 18, 2007 - August 19, 2007. The Shanghai Museum has one of China's most renowned collections of ancient Chinese art. This catalogue features all 77 of the exhibits artifacts which portray the evolution of Chinese technology, art and culture. These objects range from bronze vessels, oracle bones, polychrome potteries, sculptures, porcelain, jade and bamboo carvings, and some of Shanghai's most exquisite and historically relevant lacquer boxes, paintings and calligraphy of the Ming and Qing dynasties. This exhibit, which dates from the Neolithic period through the Qing dynasty, is one of the largest collections to leave the Shanghai Museum since 1982.
- Gesamtzahl der Objekte
- 2 Bücher: Symbole und Rebusse in der chinesischen Kunst + Schätze aus Shanghai
- Sehr guter Zustand, siehe Beschreibung
- 3×25×30 cm