Harmony & Contrast: A Journey Through East Asian Art

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Psychology Press, 1996 - Art - 128 pages
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A cross-cultural perspective on the art of Japan, China and Korea, focusing on the use of materials. The introductory discussion on the three cultures is followed by an investigation of a range of different materials, their function and style, and the decorative and manufacturing techniques applied to them. The chapters include silk, paper, lacquer, wood, stone (jade, soapstone, etc.), ivory, metalware, porcelain, stoneware and earthenware.
 

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Jane Wilkinson completed her Ph.D. in German Studies in 2003 at the University of Glasgow. Since 2005 she has worked as lecturer in German in the Department of European Languages, University of Wales Aberystwyth.

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