Sculpture is becoming known as one of China’s great arts. Neolithic figurines, rows upon rows of underground terra-cotta statues, exquisite bronzes, Buddhas carved in cave walls—all these are part of a vast sculptural heritage. This gorgeous book, written by a team of eminent international scholars, is the first to offer a comprehensive history of Chinese sculpture. Spanning some seven thousand years, Chinese Sculpture explores a beautiful and diverse world of objects, many of which have come to light in recent decades.
The authors analyze and present, mostly in color, more than five hundred examples of Chinese sculpture, dividing China’s rich and complex sculptural legacy into two parts—secular (tomb and mortuary art) and religious (Buddhist, Confucianist, and Daoist art). Throughout, the authors highlight the inventiveness, purposes, and brilliant execution of Chinese sculpture and comment on how the country’s culture nurtured the practical and intellectual choices that shaped its sculptural traditions over the millennia.
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When Westerners think of Chinese sculpture, many probably visualize the famous terra-cotta warriors and horses from the First Emperor of Qin's mausoleum. Those certainly appear here-in the Neolithic period through the Han dynasty section by Wu Hung (Chinese art history, Univ. of Chicago)-but this collaboration between scholars in America and China covers an amazing variety of additional forms and styles over 7000 years. Part 1 continues through the Qing dynasty as covered by Yang Hong (archaeology, Chinese Acad. of Social Sciences). Part 2 shifts to Buddhist, Confucian, and Dao art, with Howard (Asian art, Rutgers Univ.) and Li Song (editor in chief,Chinese Sculpture ) dividing up the chronology from the Han to the Qing dynasties. Although containing a wealth of color illustrations (approximately 500), the text also discusses sculpture that is not illustrated but cites Chinese references. This can be frustrating for readers trying to envision the pieces. The trade-off is comprehensive information about discoveries made in the last 50 years. Most illustrations depict pieces in Chinese museums with known archaeological provenance (as opposed to the many looted pieces sold on the international art market). For academic libraries, particularly those acquiring other volumes in this series.-Anne Marie Lane, Univ. of Wyoming, Laramie
From the Neolithic to the Han
From the Han to the Qing
From the Han to the Southern Song
From the Northern Song to the Qing
Map of Chinese Sculpture Sites 464
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