ART AND IMITATION IN CHINA. Chicheng Gujin: Zhongguo Yishu de Fangmo yu Chuangxin. Hong Kong, 2006. 349 pp. 216 full page colour plates. Colour and b/w text plates. 30x24 cm. Cloth, dustjacket.
Catalogue of an exhibition by the Oriental Ceramic Society of Hong Kong held at The University of Hong Kong Museum and Art Gallery. 216 exhibits from the collections of Society members and institutional lenders explore the theme of imitation in Chinese art. In three main sections: imitation in the form of archaism - the emulation and admiration of the past. Imitation by assimilating motifs and designs from other cultures, for example through Silk Road trade, cultural exchanges and onto the influence of the West. The third area of imitation is inter-media exchange - recreating works of art in media other than their original material. Includes much material never previously shown, ranging in date from the Shang dynasty through to present day contemporary art. Sophisticated and most interesting. Introductory essays. Illustrated throughout in colour. Dual text in Chinese and English. Now hard to find. Fine copy with dustjacket.
Available, as of: 20/09/2021
Was item 258 in printed List 201.
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