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Museo d’Arte Orientale Edoardo Chiossone; Failla, Donatella ed: FOOD FOR THE ANCESTORS: FLOWERS FOR THE GODS. Transformations of Archaistic Bronzes in China and Japan. Genoa, 2017. 367 pp. Colour and b/w plates and text illustrations throughout. 27x24 cm. Wrappers.
Substantial catalogue of a very interesting exhibition of later Chinese and Japanese bronzes held at the Museo d'Arte Orientale Edoardo Chiossone in Genoa, Italy. The exhibition focuses on archaism in Chinese and Japanese bronzes. The catalogue shows many fine examples of archaistic Chinese bronzes dating predominantly from the Ming and Qing periods, plus Japanese bronzes from the Edo and Meiji. The bronzes come from the host museum's collection plus loans from other museums and private collections in Italy. The majority of the pieces never previously published. The exhibits divided into sections according to type and shape of bronze. Descriptions of the exhibits accompany. There are also a good number of very useful essays on archaistic Chinese and Japanese bronzes and related matters. Very well-illustrated. A welcome and good addition to the sparse literature on this subject. In English.
Available, as of: 01/02/2019
Was item 48 in printed List 194.
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