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China's Crafts
The Story of How They're Made and What They Mean




ISBN 9780367773649
Published May 18, 2022 by Routledge
204 Pages

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Book Description

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

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Roberta Helmer Stalberg and Ruth Nesi