The classical Chinese furniture of Weiyang : literati culture and craftsmanship in the Yangzhou region during the Ming and Qing dynasties / Zhang Jinhua ; translation and editorial, Don J. Cohn.

Author
Jinhua, Zhang, 1968- [Browse]
Uniform title
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
London : Rasika/Sylph Editions, 2016.
Description
2 volumes (236; 318 pages) : color illustrations ; 32 cm

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Summary note
In recent decades, Chinese classical furniture from the sixteenth through the nineteenth centuries has become a major focus of international collectors and design scholars, who recognize a contemporary appeal in the furniture's grace and simplicity. Zhang Jinhua uncovers an overlooked genre of material from the Weiyang region, made of local zhazhen wood. Zhang, who is a scholar and restorer of antique Chinese furniture, provides a broad introductory view of the literary, historical, aesthetic, social, and economic context in which the furniture was created, and expertly charts specific differences of details in design. At the heart of the book is the furniture itself, from bonsai stands to painting tables and elaborate canopy beds, which have been superbly photographed for this collection, presenting many pieces for the first time in publication. In addition, detailed drawings provide an intimate look at the ingenuity of many of the pieces. This is the first book to look exclusively at furniture from this region and will be essential for collectors and scholars with an interest in this vital time and place in Chinese art history. Translated by Don J. Cohn.
Notes
Issued in slipcase.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Original version
Originally published in Chinese. Beijing : Gu gong chu ban she, 2016, under title: Weiyang Ming shi jia ju.
Contents
  • v. 1. Historical introduction and descriptive analysis
  • v. 2. Respresentative examples.
ISBN
  • 1909631221 ((trade edition))
  • 9781909631229 ((trade edition))
OCLC
958779896
RCP
C - S
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