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Arts of China : The Ahmanson Murphy Fine Arts Imprint

Arts of China : The Ahmanson Murphy Fine Arts Imprint - 4th edition

ISBN13: 978-0520218772

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ISBN13: 978-0520218772
ISBN10: 0520218779
Edition: 4TH 99
Copyright: 1999
Publisher: University of California Press
Published: 1999
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Arts of China : The Ahmanson Murphy Fine Arts Imprint - 4TH 99 edition

ISBN13: 978-0520218772

Michael Sullivan

ISBN13: 978-0520218772
ISBN10: 0520218779
Edition: 4TH 99
Copyright: 1999
Publisher: University of California Press
Published: 1999
International: No
Summary

For the fourth edition of his much-heralded The Arts of China, last published in 1984, Michael Sullivan has thoroughly revised and expanded this classic history of Chinese art from the Neolithic period to the 1990s. He draws on archaeological discoveries in the last two decades of the twentieth century that have enriched scholars' understanding of both prehistoric and ancient Chinese civilizations. At the same time, research on more recent dynasties has led to fresh interpretations of well-documented historical events and artworks. Also, China's dramatic opening to the outside world since the 1980s has triggered an explosion of contemporary Chinese art, on which Sullivan is the foremost Western authority.

Written in the engaging and lucid style that is Sullivan's hallmark, The Arts of China is readily accessible to general readers as well as serious students of art history. Discussing more than three millennia of Chinese artistic endeavor, Sullivan introduces not only artworks, but also the social, political, religious, and philosophical contexts in which they were created.

This fourth edition has more than 380 illustrations; many are new and nearly half are in color. With this edition Sullivan has abandoned the Wade-Giles system of romanization in favor of the official Chinese Pinyin, now widely accepted by Western readers. These improvements assure that The Arts of China will remain the most comprehensive and widely read introduction to the history of Chinese art.

Author Bio

Sullivan, Michael :

Michael Sullivan is Fellow Emeritus at St. Catherine's College, Oxford University. His many books include Art and Artists of Twentieth-Century China (California, 1996) and The Meeting of Eastern and Western Art: Revised and Expanded Edition (California, 1997). Michael Sullivan has received honors and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the Rockefeller Foundation. He lives in Oxford, England.

Table of Contents

List of Maps and Illustrations
Preface to the Fourth Edition
Chronological Table of Dynasties
Reign Periods of the Ming and Qing Dynasties


1. Before the Dawn of History
2. The Shang Dynasty
3. The Zhou Dynasty
4. The Period of the Warring States
5. The Qin and Han Dynasties
6. The Three Kingdoms and the Six Dynasties
7. The Sui and Tang Dynasties
8. The Five Dynasties and the Song Dynasty
9. The Yuan Dynasty
10. The Ming Dynasty
11. The Qing Dynasty
12. The Twentieth Century

Notes
Books for Reference and Further Reading
Index

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Arts of China - Expanded and Revised - 5th edition

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