NPM202 - NEW BOOK
National Palace Museum ed: SHI HUAN ZHI JIAN: YUANCANG ZHANGUO ZHI HANDAI YUQI TEZHAN. Betwixt Reality and Illusion - Special Exhibition of Jades from the Warring States Period to the Han Dynasty in the Collection of the National Palace Museum. Taibei, 2020. 477 pp. Colour plates throughout. 29x21 cm. Wrappers.
Weighty and scholarly catalogue of an exhibition at the National Palace Museum in Taibei showing wonderful jades from the museum's collection which date from the Warring States through to the Han dynasty. In addition to illustrating and discussing numerous fine pieces, the catalogue also explores in depth the design principles, aesthetics, methods of production and Illusion of motion so often seen in the jades of those times. To assist with this understanding, the catalogue draws on the work of Professor Kokichi Sugihara of Meiji University in Japan, an expert on optical illusion and the principles that underlie them. Near dual texts in Chinese and English. An intriguing work.
Available, as of: 13/03/2021
Was item 21 in printed List 200.
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