Harmony & Contrast: A Journey Through East Asian Art
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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