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A History of Far Eastern Art by  Sherman E Lee - Hardcover - 1964 - from The Bookworm and

A History of Far Eastern Art

by Lee, Sherman E

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Englewood Cliffs / New York: Prentice-Hall / Harry N Abrams, 1964. Hardbound . BINDING/CONDITION: burgundy cloth with silver text; a Fine book, with a Fine dust jacket. Features a color map, comparative time chart, chronological tables, 716 illustrations, including 60 color plates. A study of art -- including pre-historic -- of the Asian areas east of the Indus River. Following is taken from the jacket blurb: ''This volume gives us the opportunity to put into proper perspective -- and to appreciate -- the tremendous artistic achievement of the Far East. In accordance with this intention, the Neolithic and Bronze Ages of Eastern Asia are considered together, and the widespread influence of the classic Buddhist art of India is accepted as the basis of an international style in art and iconography. Since Chinese, Korean, and Japanese art of the sixth through the eight centuries are inextricably interwoven, effort has been made to consider this period as one of Far Eastern 'internationalism'. The national developments of Hindu art in India, Cambodian art, later Javanese art, and the counterpoint of later Chinese and Japanese art, have been given particular consideration in those media most sympathetic to the national characteristics of style. Thus, sculpture in India and Cambodia, paint and ceramics in China, and painting and decorative arts in Japan have been stressed at the expense of media judged by the author to be less significant. The wide range of Oriental media -- bronze, lacquer, jade, clay, textiles, etc -- has not been ignored, and so this survey gives proper coverage to both the so-called major and minor arts, from architecture to the utensils of the tea ceremony. The author intends the book to be a general survey for the interested student or layman, while the specialist may find a few unpublished objects or new ideas.'' There is no printed date; the Library of Congress number uses a 1964 date. about 11.75 inches tall by 9 wide 528 pages. Notes, bibliography, index.
  • Bookseller: The Bookworm US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 060487
  • Title: A History of Far Eastern Art
  • Author: Lee, Sherman E
  • Format/binding: Hardbound
  • Book condition: Used
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Prentice-Hall / Harry N Abrams
  • Place: Englewood Cliffs / New York
  • Date published: 1964


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