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eBook Screen of Kings: Royal Art and Power in Ming China ePub

by Craig Clunas

  • ISBN: 0824838521
  • Category: History and Criticism
  • Subcategory: Photo and Art
  • Author: Craig Clunas
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: University of Hawaii Press (August 31, 2013)
  • Pages: 232
  • ePub book: 1392 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1819 kb
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  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 318

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Through an analysis of their patronage of architecture. Screen of Kings opens up the field of Ming art and culture, and points forward to more informed scholarly work and to more knowledgeable collecting.

Alistair Craig Clunas (born 1 December 1954 in Aberdeen, Scotland) is Professor Emeritus of History of Art at the University of Oxford Screen of Kings: Royal Art and Power in Ming China (2013).

Alistair Craig Clunas (born 1 December 1954 in Aberdeen, Scotland) is Professor Emeritus of History of Art at the University of Oxford. As a historian of the art and history of China, Clunas has focused particularly on the Ming Dynasty (1368–1644). Screen of Kings: Royal Art and Power in Ming China (2013). e. with Harrison-Hall, Jessica), Ming: 50 years that changed China, 2014 (exhibition catalogue), British Museum Press, ISBN 9780714124841. Chinese Painting and its Audiences (Princeton University Press, 2017). "Professor Craig Clunas".

Craig Clunas‘s new book explores the significance of members of the imperial clan, or kings in Ming China. In doing so, Clunas shifts our attention in several ways.

China boasts a history of art lasting over 5,000 years and embracing a huge diversity of forms - objects of jade, lacquer and .

China boasts a history of art lasting over 5,000 years and embracing a huge diversity of forms - objects of jade, lacquer and porcelain, painted scrolls and fans, sculptures in stone, bronze and wood, and murals. But this rich tradition has not, until now been fully appreciated in the West where scholars have focused attention on the European high arts of painting and sculpture, downplaying arts more highly prized by the Chinese themselves, such as calligraphy.

Screen of Kings challenges much of the received wisdom about Ming China. Craig Clunas sheds new light on many familiar artworks, as well as work that have never before been reproduced. New archaeological discoveries have furnished the author with evidence of the lavish and spectacular lifestyles of these provincial princes and demonstrate how central the imperial family was to the high culture of the Ming era.

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Screen of kings: Royal art and power in Ming China. University of Hawaii Press: 2013. Chinese dress: From the Qing dynasty to the present. Tuttle Publishing: 2007. Golden grassland: Cultural relics of northern ethnic groups in ancient China. Hubei Provincial Museum: 2013. Important Chinese ceramics, works of art, jades and jade jewellery. Sotheby’s Hong Kong Ltd: 2006. Imperial porcelains of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644 . Defining Yongle: Imperial art in early fifteenth-century China

Alistair Craig Clunas (born 1 December 1954 in Aberdeen, Scotland) is. .

Alistair Craig Clunas (born 1 December 1954 in Aberdeen, Scotland) is Professor of History of Art at the University of Oxford. Clunas has published extensively on early modern China, his books include: Superfluous Things: Material Culture and Social Status in Early Modern China (1991). Fruitful Sites: Garden Culture in Ming Dynasty China (1996). with Harrison-Hall, Jessica), Ming: 50 years that changed China, 2014 (exhibition catalogue), British Museum Press

Screen of Kings challenges much of the received wisdom about Ming China. Craig Clunas sheds new light on many familiar artworks, as well as works that have never before been reproduced.

Screen of Kings is the first book in any language to examine the cultural role of the regional aristocracy – relatives of the emperors – in Ming dynasty China (1368–1644). Through an analysis of their patronage of architecture, calligraphy, painting and other art forms, and through a study of the contents of their splendid and recently excavated tombs, this innovative study puts the aristocracy back at the heart of accounts of China’s culture, from which they have been excluded until very recently.

Screen of Kings challenges much of the received wisdom about Ming China. Craig Clunas sheds new light on many familiar artworks, as well as works that have never before been reproduced. New archaeological discoveries have furnished the author with evidence of the lavish and spectacular lifestyles of these provincial princes and demonstrate how central the imperial family was to the high culture of the Ming era.

Written by the leading specialist in the art and culture of the Ming period, this book illuminates a key aspect of China’s past, and will significantly alter our understanding of the Ming. It will be enjoyed by anyone with a serious interest in the history and art of this great civilization.