Sourcebook of Chinese Art and Design Motifs

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-07-16
  • Publisher: Consortium Book Sales & Dist
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An indispensable guide, this book features a compilation of Chinese folk art images-many presented here for the first time-depicting a variety of artistic themes, motifs, and styles throughout Chinese art history. Included are paintings, drawings, stone carvings, woodcuts and wood block prints, calendar pictures, and door gods, among others. Common folk art themes such as wealth, happiness, and longevity feature unique motifs that were enjoyed by the common people for centuries and have become a deeply ingrained part of Chinese culture.Part art appreciation, part field guide, this book will enable the reader to have a deeper understanding of the many facets of Chinese popular art. Providing a rich degree of cultural context and history, the Sourcebook of Chinese Art and Design Motifs is an ideal reference book for professional illustrators or designers, as well as a fascinating book on art history and culture.Quanxin Huang is a professor of art at Beijing Normal University.

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