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Now, in Art in China, Craig Clunas marks a breakthrough in the study of the subject. Taking into account all the arts practiced in China, and drawing on recent . Art in China has 95 ratings and 3 reviews. James said: A detailed and interesting overview of Chines art from prehistory to the modern day. Highly access. Art in China (Oxford History of Art) [Craig Clunas] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. About the Oxford History of Art Series: An impressively.

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These two current overviews of Chinese art take very different approaches. Keeper of the Department of Eastern Art at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, Tregear offers a chronologically organized work that covers its topic in brief survey form, using representative examples of bronzes, painting, laquerware, ceramics, jade, and stone carving.

The book is so brief and the sweep is so broad that a reader not already familiar with the general outline of Chinese history and common Chinese terms may have trouble forming a coherent picture, particularly in regard to the earliest centuries covered.

Significantly, Tregear leaves out the important find of a cache of figures at Shanxingdui inwhich has been of enormous importance in broadening the known range of cultures in ancient China.

On the other hand, she provides an excellent section on 20th-century Chinese art, an area neglected by many of the standard histories. Clunas’s history of art, Univ. He eschews a chronological arrangement in favor of thematic chapters on art at court, in the tomb, in the temple, in the life of the elite, and in the marketplace.

He makes a point of including objects that have been considered masterpieces intermixed with other less well-known works. He is concerned throughout his text with issues of the historical place of art in Chinese society and with how that society evaluated various objects.

The finds at Shanxingdui are mentioned, and some attention is paid to 20th-century work, though not as much in Tregear’s survey.

Both of these titles have merits as overviews of Chinese art and both could be used by students as well as interested lay readers. If your library can afford only one work, Clunas’s is the more up-to-date, both in approach to its material and in selection of works to discuss.? Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?


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Written by chiina at cluunas forefront of new thinking, many of whom are rising stars in their fields, the Oxford History of Art series offers substantial and innovative texts that clarify, illuminate, and debate the critical issues at the heart of art history today.

Providing a fresh new look at clunzs that un away from traditional elitist approaches, the series makes use of new research and methodologies, as well as newly accessible and non-canonical works to offer comprehensive coverage of the art world from archaic and classical Greek art to twentieth-century design and photography, from the artistry of African-American and Native North Americans to the masterpieces of Europe, Polynesia, and Micronesia.

Lavishly illustrated and superbly designed, the Oxford History of Art brings new substance and verve to the exciting and ubiquitous world of art. China boasts a history of art spanning 5, years and embracing a wide diversity of images and objects–from jade tablets, painted silk handscrolls and fans to ink and lacquer painting, porcelain-ware, sculpture, and calligraphy. But this rich tradition has not, until now, been fully appreciated in the West where scholars have focused their attention on sculpture, while largely ignoring those art forms most highly prized by the Chinese themselves, such as calligraphy.

Now, in Art in ChinaCraig Clunas chna a breakthrough in the culnas of the subject. Taking into account all the arts practiced in China, and drawing on recent innovative scholarship, this rich text examines the production and consumption of art in its appropriate contexts. From art found in tombs to the state-controlled art of the Mao Zedong era, Art in China offers a novel look and comprehensive examination of all aspects of Chinese art.

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What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? Japanese Art World of Art Paperback. From Library Journal These two current overviews of Chinese art take very different approaches.

Oxford History of Art Hardcover: I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Share your thoughts with other customers. Write a customer review. Read reviews that mention arts of clunsa chinese art art history arts of china clunas artists introduction text. Showing of 20 reviews. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. It’s a good idea to have material that does not require internet access Book was in pristine condition.


This book un great for describing the different types of art in China. If you are clubas for a book about the art in China, this clumas is what you are looking for. Beautifully illustrated, delightful and extremely informative. This book is a marvelous supplement to the typical art history text books. One person found this helpful. Extremely difficult to follow for the beginner student of Chinese Art. The pages of my book were also sewn together out of order which didn’t help.

I bought this book for my Art History class. I barely opened this book because the concepts were confusing.

The pictures were of decent quality, but there were very few of them. I would prefer an art book to have more pictures.

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