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The Resource Monumentality in early Chinese art and architecture, Wu Hung

Monumentality in early Chinese art and architecture, Wu Hung

Label
Monumentality in early Chinese art and architecture
Title
Monumentality in early Chinese art and architecture
Statement of responsibility
Wu Hung
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Chinese decorative, pictorial, and architectural forms, often approached as separate traditions, are here explained as a broad artistic movement and contextualized as part of a well-defined cultural and political tradition. The book begins with the first comprehensive explanation of "ritual art." This native genre encompasses ceremonial pottery, jades, and bronzes, which, though often small and hidden, manifest a unique sense of the monumental. The author traces the decline of this archaic tradition and the corresponding rise of palatial and funerary monuments against the background of China's transition from a network of principalities to a unified political state. He portrays the continual reinvention of the city in China as he analyzes the history of the Western Han capital, Chang'an, and brings to life the individual motives of builder, mourner, and deceased in discussing the unprecedented construction and decoration of mortuary monuments during the Eastern Han. The book concludes by reexamining what is arguably the most important event in Chinese art history: the appearance of individual artists during the post-Han period and their transformation of public monumental art into a private idiom
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wu Hung
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
N7343.2
LC item number
.W8 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Public art
  • Art and state
  • Symbolism in art
  • Art, Chinese
  • Art, Chinese
  • Art, Chinese
  • Art, Chinese
  • Art and state
  • Art, Chinese
  • Art, Chinese
  • Public art
  • Symbolism in art
  • China
  • Monumentale kunst
  • Monumentalkunst
  • Kunst
  • Symbolismus
  • China
Label
Monumentality in early Chinese art and architecture, Wu Hung
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-349) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Four Voices of Funerary Monuments
  • 5.
  • The Transparent Stone: The End of an Era
  • Introduction: The Nine Tripods and Traditional Chinese Concepts of Monumentality
  • 1.
  • The Age of Ritual Art
  • 2.
  • Temple, Palace, and Tomb
  • 3.
  • The Monumental City Chang'an
  • 4.
Control code
30545333
Dimensions
25 x 27 cm
Extent
xviii, 376 pages
Isbn
9780804726269
Lccn
94018434
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)30545333
Label
Monumentality in early Chinese art and architecture, Wu Hung
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-349) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Four Voices of Funerary Monuments
  • 5.
  • The Transparent Stone: The End of an Era
  • Introduction: The Nine Tripods and Traditional Chinese Concepts of Monumentality
  • 1.
  • The Age of Ritual Art
  • 2.
  • Temple, Palace, and Tomb
  • 3.
  • The Monumental City Chang'an
  • 4.
Control code
30545333
Dimensions
25 x 27 cm
Extent
xviii, 376 pages
Isbn
9780804726269
Lccn
94018434
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)30545333

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