Chinese Furniture

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Cambridge University Press, Mar 3, 2011 - Art - 135 pages
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Unique in style, Chinese furniture has long been celebrated for its elegant, artistic lines and strong, durable structure. Ranging from pieces designed simply to display the beauty and texture of natural woods, to magnificent pieces decorated with lavish carvings, lacquer or precious metals and stones, Chinese furniture is an outstanding representative of the oriental arts. This book provides an accessible, illustrated introduction to the history, production techniques and rich variety of Chinese furniture, revealing the important part that this furniture has played in the development of China's culture.
 

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Contents

Preface
1
The New Approaches of the Wei Jin and Northern
10
Classical Furniture during the Ming Dynasty
18
The Lingering Charm of Texture
27
Structure and Shape
43
Decorative Techniques
57
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Xiaoming Zhang is associate professor of the Art School of Shandong University of Technology. She has published widely on the art history and culture of China.

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