Art Institute of Chicago; Wang Tao ed: MIRRORING CHINA'S PAST. Emperors, Scholars, and Their Bronzes. New Haven, 2018. 264 pp. Colour plates throughout, a number full page. Colour and b/w text illustrations. 29x21 cm. Cloth.
Catalogue of an exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago exploring the cultural practices that evolved around ancient Chinese bronzes both at the time of their production and thence throughout Chinese history. This is the first in-depth study of the tradition of collecting Chinese bronzes and the influence that such bronzes later had on the concept of antiquity and antiquarianism in Chinese art. Much focus on bronze collections and collectors of the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries, in particular, emperors and scholars. Illustrated throughout with ancient bronzes from the Shang, Zhou and Warring States through to later bronzes from the Ming and Qing dynasties. A useful and interesting contribution.
Subjects: Bronzes Connoisseurship
Available, as of: 08/11/2019
Was item 321 in printed List 197.
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