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handbook on Chinese art symbols

Alexander, Mary

handbook on Chinese art symbols

by Alexander, Mary

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Published by Press of Von Boeckmann-Jones Co. in Austin, Tex .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Art, Chinese.,
  • Symbolism in art.

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. 77.

    Other titlesChinese art symbols.
    Statementby Mary and Frances Alexander. Photos. by Dewey G. Mears.
    ContributionsAlexander, Frances, 1888- joint author.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsN7340 .A53
    The Physical Object
    Pagination77 p.
    Number of Pages77
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6266257M
    LC Control Number59001368
    OCLC/WorldCa1805593

    This is the first paperbound edition of a standard reference volume long familiar to students of China and Chinese culture. The work of a scholarly English resident of China, it is an illustrated encyclopedia with hundreds of concise, clear, and authoritative articles outlining the meaning of Chinese symbols and art motives, arranged alphabetically by concept. Chinese symbolism and art motifs: a comprehensive handbook on symbolism in Chinese art through the ages Williams, Charles Alfred Speed جزئیات بیشتر / دانلود.

    Chinese art - Chinese art - Characteristic themes and symbols: In early times Chinese art often served as a means to submit to the will of heaven through ritual and sacrifice. Archaic bronze vessels were made for sacrifices to heaven and to the spirits of clan ancestors, who were believed to influence the living for good if the rites were properly and regularly performed. Mail and E-mail orders only to: Gerald Davison - [email protected] Kingdom. Han-Shan Tang Books. Unit 3 Ashburton Centre. Cortis Road. London SW15 3AY. T (0) .

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