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The Arts of China

3.62  ·  Rating Details  ·  61 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
This book presents a fascinating and balanced picture of Chinese art from the Stone Age to the present day. The author concerns himself not only with art, but also with Chinese philosophy, religion, and the realm of ideas.
Paperback, Revised, Expanded, Fourth Edition, 342 pages
Published February 1st 2000 by University of California Press (first published 1973)
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James Eckman
Mar 29, 2015 James Eckman rated it liked it
Shelves: art, non-fiction
Nice overview and introduction to the traditional arts of China. People looking for more can use the bibliography.
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May 15, 2014 Wanderer (aka DarkDreamer) rated it really liked it
Read Chapters 5-10
Jun 27, 2010 Gabrielle rated it it was amazing
Shelves: china, art-history
You wouldn't expect such fine discrimination and revealing insights in what is ostensibly a college textbook, but Sullivan's passion carries the entire book along in a wonderfully readable way. No snoozing through this book at all.
Mar 19, 2008 Ellis rated it really liked it
Shelves: readforschool
Very well written. Provided sufficient historical and religious context with which to interpret the art. Lots of great illustrations.
Kai Sousa
Given to me by my uncle for Christmas when I was in middle school, this is one of my favorite books to browse through.
Nathan Bernacet
May 23, 2008 Nathan Bernacet rated it liked it
All cultures must be explored in art for total social awareness.
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