Chinese Fans: Artistry and Aesthetics

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Long River Press, 2004 - Antiques & Collectibles - 78 pages

Functional yet decorative, fans have become synonymous with Chinese culture and represent some of its more diverse works of art.

This book examines the different varieties of fans, including their shapes, textures, and magnificent history.

 

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Contents

Introduction
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Fans and Their History 2 Fans During the Song Dynasty 3 The Rise of Folding Fans
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Fans in Arts and Crafts
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Handled Fans
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Folding Fans and Their Characteristics
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The Art of Fan Painting
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Noted Figures and Famous Painted Fans
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The Collection and Protection of Fans
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Evolution of Fan Types Chronological Table of Chinese Dynasties This Orne
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