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Asian Art Rebecca M. Brown

Asian Art

Rebecca M. Brown

Published May 1st 2006
ISBN : 9781405122412
Paperback
519 pages
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Asian Art is the first comprehensive anthology of important primary documents and key contemporary scholarship on Asian art history. Traces the rich artistic traditions in China, Japan, Korea, India, and Southeast Asia across time periods, media,MoreAsian Art is the first comprehensive anthology of important primary documents and key contemporary scholarship on Asian art history. Traces the rich artistic traditions in China, Japan, Korea, India, and Southeast Asia across time periods, media, cultural contexts, and geography - from the terracotta armies of the First Emperor of Qin to late 20th-century installation art Covers both imperially commissioned works and popular, vernacular art Includes an accessible introduction which provides suggestions of thematic connections across the vast array of visual culture and historical time covered Captures the diversity and depth of Asian art through primary documents - from inscriptions and imperial decrees to writings by artists and travellers - and through examples of the very best scholarship in the field Features introductory material for each extract, an easy-to-navigate chronological structure, and has been extensively tested by the editors and their colleagues in classrooms.