This book, first published in 1981, provides a comprehensive appraisal of China’s crafts. Its historical approach and numerous illustrations not only reveal the ancient origins of many of China’s arts, but also offer the means for evaluating modern crafts in light of past achievements.
Table of Contents
Introduction Audrey Topping Part 1. The Setting 1. The Artisans 2. China’s Artistic Development 3. Motifs and Symbols in Chinese Art Colour Plates Part 2. The Crafts 4. Pottery and Porcelain 5. Jade, Hardstones and Ivory 6. Silk Weaving and Embroidery 7. Lacquerware 8. Cloisonné, Metalwork and Glass 9. Folk and Regional Arts
Roberta Helmer Stalberg and Ruth Nesi