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Things Chinese: Antiques, Crafts, Collectibles

ISBN/ASIN: 080484187X,9780804841870 | 2011 | English | pdf | 144/145 pages | 17.0 Mb
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing | Author: Ronald G. Knapp, Michael Freeman | Edition: Hardcover with Jacket

China's renowned art objects, furnishings, and handicrafts have long been sought by collectors and inspired designers. Through 60 emblematically Chinese items, Things Chinese opens up the world of Chinese culture. The book brings together China scholar Ronald Knapp, who describes the history and use of each item in fascinating detail, and Michael Freeman, whose work has appeared in magazines such as the Smithsonian, GEO and Conde Nast Traveler, and here lovingly and richly photographs each item.

Featuring descriptions and full-color photographs, the history, cultural significance and customs surrounding these exemplars of Chinese art and material culture come into dazzling focus. Items covered include:
Bamboo furniture
Ivory carving
Snuff Bottle
Mooncake moulds
Musical Instruments
Mahjong sets
Fengshui compasses

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