An Introduction to Chinese Art

Publisher: Faber and Faber

This title is part of Robert Yeo’s First Editions, it was published in 1961.

Every so often there is a need for a book summing up the results of recent discoveries and research in Chinese art. Several such books appeared in Britain at the time of the great Chinese Exhibition at Burlington House in 1935-36. But much has happened since then, and the time has come for a new survey. This book, written for the general reader, covers the arts of China, major and minor, from the Stone Age to the establishment of the People’s Republic. It deals not only with painting, sculpture and architecture, but also with ceramics, bronzes and the decorative arts, while the early chapters summarize the most important of recent archaeological discoveries. The art of each epoch is discussed as a whole, and is seen in relation to Chinese life and thought. It is fully illustrated in colour and in monochrome.

Michael Sullivan, the author of this book, has spent most of his life studying Chinese art. He lived for six years in China and he has also built up the Art Museum of the University of Malaya. His Chinese Art in the Twentieth Century was the first contemporary study in English and there are few Westerners as well equipped as he is to discuss every facet of Chinese art in every period.

With 100 half-tone plates, 4 of which are in colour, and several maps and diagrams.

Cover Type: Hardcover
Page Count: 332
Year Published: 1961
Language: English

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