Asian Art

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Antique Collectors' Club, 2002 - Art - 335 pages
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Lark E. Mason offers a clear and concise guide to understanding the fine and decorative arts of Asia including the arts of the Islamic world. The easy-to-follow format begins with the tumultuous history of the continent, leading into chapters on ceramics, metalwork, the arts of the craftsman, furniture and lacquer, textiles, prints and paintings. Each chapter includes expert advice for judging quality and identifying fakes and over-restored objects. A valuable dictionary of terms and tables with reign dates and marks is included. There is something for every interest here all shown in wonderful catalogue quality photographs. A real treat - BBC Homes & Antiques

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A specialist in Asian art at Sotheby's, Mason presents a very useful introduction to a complicated subject. He begins with an essay on the history of Asia, which despite its brevity will be useful ... Read full review

Contents

FOREWORD
8
History and Culture
15
ASIAN CERAMICS
29
Copyright

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About the author (2002)

Lark E. Mason Jr. is currently a Senior Vice President with Sotheby's New York.

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