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Author: Sarah Handler
Publication Year: 29/10/2001 Subject: The Arts
Format: Hardback Subject 2: Antiques & Collectables
Language: English ISBN: 9780520214842

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Traces Chinese hardwood furniture from its earliest origins in Shang dynasty onwards. This book offers a view of Chinese furniture as functional sculpture, a fine art alongside the other Chinese arts of calligraphy, architecture, painting, and literature. It discusses how people lived, their notions of hierarchy, and their perceptions of space.

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Author(s)Sarah Handler
PublisherUniversity of California Press
Date of Publication29/10/2001
GenreAntiques & Collectables

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Place of PublicationBerkerley
Country of PublicationUnited States
ImprintUniversity of California Press
Content Note118 color illustrations, 204 b/w photographs

Weight2279 g
Width216 mm
Height280 mm
Spine44 mm

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Format DetailsCloth over boards

Table Of ContentsAcknowledgments Chronology of Dynasties Introduction: A Taste for Austere Luminosity Revolution and Discovery 1. Rising from Mat to Chair: A Revolution in Chinese Furniture 2. A Ming Meditation Chair in Bauhaus Light 3. George Kates Discovering Chinese Furniture during the Years That Were Fat Chairs 4. A Yokeback Chair for Sitting Tall 5. The Folding Armchair: An Elegant Vagabond 6. The Lowback Armchair with Carvings of Bamboo, Magic Fungi, or the Three Friends of Winter 7. A Ubiquitous Stool Beds 8. Life on a Platform 9. A Couchbed Day and Night for Comfort and Joy 10. The Canopy Bed: A Little World Made Cunningly Tables 11. On a New World Arose a Kang Table 12. A Square Table Where the Immortals Dine 13. A Clean Table by a Bright Window 14. The Side Table: A Surface for Treasures and Gods Cabinets and Screens 15. Cabinets and Shelves Containing All Things in China 16. The Screen: A Movable Wall to Divide, Enhance, and Beautify Stands 17. The Incense Stand and a Scholar's Mystical State 18. Lamp Stands and Lanterns: Carriers of Light 19. Perfumed Coals in Precious Braziers Burn 20. Washbasin Stands for Ablutions and Washing Clean Notes Works Cited Glossary-Index
Author BiographyAn historian of Chinese art, Sarah Handler was Curator of the Museum of Classical Chinese Furniture and has taught at the University of California, Los Angeles, University of Illinois, and the University of Michigan. She has published widely in journals, collected volumes, and is coauthor, with Nancy Berliner, of Friends of the House: Furniture from China's Towns and Villages (1996). She also edited and translated from the Chinese Wang Shixiang's Classic Chinese Furniture: Ming and Early Qing Dynasties (1986).

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Author:Sarah Handler
Publisher:University of California Press
Publication Date:2001-10-01
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