GGM194 - NEW BOOK
Gugong Museum ed: TIANXIA LONGQUAN: LONGQUAN QINGCI YU QUANQIUHUA. Longquan of the World: Longquan Celadon and Globalization. Beijing, 2019. 368; 367 pp. A total of 398 pp. colour plates (many full page) throughout both volumes. Colour text illustrations. 2 vols. 29x29 cm. Boards.
Two-volume catalogue produced to accompany a major exhibition at the Gugong Museum in Beijing surveying the history of Longquan celadons throughout the Song, Yuan and Ming dynasties. In addition to being a comprehensive survey of these lovely ceramics, the exhibition examined such subjects as the links between the Longquan kilns and the imperial court, the influence of Jingdezhen on Longquan ceramics, in particular, the shapes of Longquan celadons. The trade in Longquan celadons is also examined; within China, throughout Southeast Asia and beyond in Asia thanks to maritime commerce. The response of the artisans at Longquan to this overseas trade is also evaluated in terms of celadons produced to meet the demands of overseas markets. Over 800 beautiful and interesting exhibits loaned from numerous museums in China and abroad. Illustrated throughout both volumes. List of contents, introductions, abstracts to essays and captions to plates in English. Main text in Chinese. An important contribution to the subject.
Can be ordered in, as of: 08/11/2019
Was item 16 in printed List 197.
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