China: Art Books
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Ai Zhongxin: Selected Paintings of Wu Zuoren and Xiao Shufang. Cloth

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  • Selected Paintings of Wu Zuoren and Xiao Shufang. Cloth, ca. 26x36cm
  • by Ai Zhongxin
  • 112 pages catalogue, in colour, with biographies, Chinese-English-French edition. 45 paintings by Wu Zuoren / 22 paintings by Xiao Shufang. Beijing: Second edition, 1985

Barnhart: Three Thousand Years of Chinese Painting. Paperback

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  • Three Thousand Years of Chinese Painting. Paperback
  • by Richard M. Barnhart (Editor) / Chongzheng, Nie / Shaojun, Lang / Barnhart, Richard M. / Cahill, James / Hung, Wu
  • 402 pages, many colour and bw illustrations. Drawing on museum collections and archaeological sites in China, many previously closed to Westerners, a group of distinguished scholars chronicles the development of Chinese painting over three millennia and presents three hundred examples reproduced in color

Benge: Private Hong Kong. Where East Meets West. Cloth

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  • Private Hong Kong. Where East Meets West
  • by Sophie Benge, Photography by Fritz von der Schulenburg
  • 216 pages, with an index and with numerous colour illustrations. 1997. Interior decoration: Explores the interior design style of the island of Hong Kong, and includes a visitor's guide to the city

Berliner: Beyond the Screen: Chinese Furniture of the 16th and 17th Centuries. Cloth

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  • Beyond the Screen: Chinese Furniture of the 16th and 17th Centuries. Cloth. 22x31cm
  • by Nancy Berliner, with contributions by Craig Clunas, Curtis Evarts, Sarah Handler, and Wang Zhengshu / Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (Cor)
  • 158 pages, with 64 colour and 68 black-white illustrations, index. 1996

Birmingham Museum of Art: Handbook of the Oriental Collection. Paperback

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  • Handbook of the Oriental Collection: Birmingham Museum of Art. Paperback
  • by John H. Seto
  • 223 pages, with 143 black and white plates and 20 color plates. 1988

Bonanni: Techniques of Chinese Lacquer: The Classic Eighteenth-Century Treatise on Asian Varnish. Paperback

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  • Techniques of Chinese Lacquer: The Classic Eighteenth-Century Treatise on Asian Varnish. Paperback
  • by Bonanni, Filippo / Perugini, Flavia (TRN)
  • xii, 72 pages, some line drawings. 2009

Catalogue Traditional Chinese Paintings. Cloth

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  • Catalogue Traditional Chinese Paintings. Cloth. Ca. 27x37cm
  • 45 plates traditional chinese paintings. 28 plates graphic paintings. 16 plates oil paintings. 8 plates watercolour gouache paintings. 10 plates sculptures. 1988. Many plates are, full-size, in colour. With biographies. Text generally in chinese Language. Titles of the Paintings and the Lists of them in both English and French Language

Catalogue: Painting of Children at Play. Paperback

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  • Painting of Children at Play. 21x30 cm. Paperback
  • Catalogue of the exhibition of paintings of children playing. Text both in Chinese and English language. 98 pages, 27 colour plates, many black-white illustrations

Chen Zizhuang: A Blending of Vital Elements - The Paintings of Chen Zizhuang (1913-1976) Cloth

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  • Paintings of Chen Zizhuang (1913-1976). A Blending of Vital Elements. Cloth, 26x36cm
  • Introduction by Wu Fan
  • 171 full-size colour plates, first edition 1989

Chen: Chinese Calligraphy. Pb

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  • Chinese Calligraphy.
  • Chen Tingyou
  • Paperback, 134 pages, 114 colour illus. 1 map, 230 x 156 mm. Cambridge Introductions to Chinese Culture. The art of calligraphy is seen as the epitome of Chinese culture. Originating in the earliest abstract symbols carved on cave walls, animal bones and tortoise shells by the ancient Chinese people, over several thousand years calligraphy has become far more than a means of writing and recording events. This book provides an accessible, illustrated introduction to the history of calligraphy from the beginning of the Chinese written language, the methods and styles used by calligraphers through the ages and the influence that calligraphy has had on modern art around the world.

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Chiang Fu-tsung: Catalogue of a Special Exhibition of Early Ming Period Porcelain. Paperback

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  • Catalogue of a Special Exhibition of Early Ming Period Porcelain. Paperback
  • Preface by Chiang Fu-tsung
  • 38 pages with text in Chinese and English, 72 black-white and 20 colour plates. 1990

Chu: Chinese Painting and Calligraphy by Guangdong and Hong Kong Artists from the Tayilou Collection. Hardcover

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  • Chinese Painting and Calligraphy by Guangdong and Hong Kong Artists from the Tayilou Collection. Hradcover, ca. 21x30 cm
  • Christina Chu, editor
  • 224 pages, 100 plates, many in colour, text in Chinese and English. 1992

Clunas: Art in China. Paperback

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  • Art in China.
  • Craig Clunas.
  • Paperback, 288 pages, 130 halftones, 79 colour illustrations. 2009. Presents an overview of art in China from the Neolithic period to the 1990s. This updated edition contains expanded coverage of modern and contemporary art, from the fall of the empire in 1911 to the growing international interest in the art of an increasingly confident and booming China.

Coleman Brawer: Chinese Export Porcelain from the Liebman Collection. Paperback

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  • Chinese Export Porcelain from the Liebman Collection. Paperback
  • by Catherine Coleman Brawer. Elvehjem Museum of Art
  • 160 pages, with 11 figures, 7 color plates, 124 black-white plates

Ecke: Chinese Domestic Furniture in Photographs and Measured Drawings. Paperback

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  • Chinese Domestic Furniture in Photographs and Measured Drawings. Paperback. Ca. 10x30cm
  • by Gustav Ecke. ix, 161 plates of photographs and drawings, with a list of pieces, list of plates, bibliography, 59 pages with text. Reprint

Fang: Chinese Ceramics. Pb

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  • Chinese Ceramics
  • Lili Fang 2011
  • 3rd edition. Paperback, 158 pages, 107 colour illus. 1 map, 230 x 156 mm
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Han Suyin: 82 Contemporary Chinese Painters. Cloth

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  • 82 Contemporary Chinese Painters. Cloth, with dustjacket, 26x37cm
  • foreword by Han Suyin
  • 82 photo's and short biographies of each painter, 82 full-size colour illustrations, text in english language, first edition Beijing 1986

Hearn: How to Read Chinese Paintings. Paperback

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  • How to Read Chinese Paintings. Paperback
  • Maxwell K. Hearn
  • 184 pages, 175 color illustrations, 1 map. 2008. This volume closely “reads” thirty-six masterpieces of Chinese painting from the encyclopedic collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art in order to reveal the major characteristics and themes of this rich pictorial tradition.

Hearn: Landscapes Clear and Radiant. The Art of Wang Hui (1632-1717). Hardcover

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  • Landscapes Clear and Radiant. The Art of Wang Hui (1632-1717). Hardcover
  • Edited by Maxwell K. Hearn
  • 248 pages. 184 b/w and 81 color illustrations, 5 maps. 2008. This comprehensive study of the painter’s career features essays examining his life and achievement as well as his masterwork, the monumental scroll depicting the Kangxi emperor’s Southern Inspection Tour

Hoi-chiu Tang: Hong Kong Calligraphy. Collection of the Hong Kong Museum of Art. Paperback

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  • Hong Kong Calligraphy. Collection of the Hong Kong Museum of Art. Paperback. 21x28cm
  • by Hoi-chiu Tang & Yuen-kit Szeto, editors
  • 174 pages, and 86 plates. Contents: Seal Script. Clerical Script. Regular Script. Running Script and Cursive Script. 1990. Presented by the Urban Council, Hong Kong. Organized by the Hong Kong Museum of Art: 10-4-1990 - 10-6-1990

Hong Kong Arts Festival: Treasures of Asian Art: Selections from the John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection. Paperback

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  • Treasures of Asian Art. Selections from the John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection. The Asia Society, New York. Paperback. Ca. 21x28cm
  • 192 pages with text, 69 full-size color plates, select bibliography. Catalogue of the Exhibition Hong Kong 1993

Hsü: A Bushel of Pearls: Painting for Sale in Eighteenth-Century Yangchow. Hardcover

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  • Bushel of Pearls: Painting for Sale in Eighteenth-Century Yangchow. Hardcover
  • by Ginger Cheng-chi Hsü
  • xiii,  314 pages. Ca. 50 illustrations. 2001. She shows how aesthetic choice is not free from political, economic, and social conditions. She discusses the merchant patrons associated with the Yangchow school of painting and reconstructs the lives of four painters who exemplify the diversity of the school's traditions: Fang Shih-Shu, Huang Shen, Cheng Shieh, and Chin Nung

Hu Yunhua: Art of Chinese Miniature Landscape. Hardback

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  • Art of Chinese Miniature Landscape. Hardback. ca. 23x26cm
  • by Hu Yunhua
  • 162 pages, 110 plates with colour photographs, in text 65 black-white and colour figures and photos
  • first edition, 1989

Hyland: Deities, Emperors, Ladies and Literati. Figure Painting of the Ming and Qing Dynasties. Paperback

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  • Deities, Emperors, Ladies and Literati. Figure Painting of the Ming and Qing Dynasties. Paperback, ca. 21x30 cm
  • by Alice R.M. Hyland
  • 96 pages, with a map, bibliography, 37 black-white and colour plates. 1987

Laing: An Index to Reproductions of Paintings by Twentieth Century Chinese Artists. Hardcover

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  • Index to Reproductions of Paintings by Twentieth Century Chinese Artists. Hardcover
  • by Ellen Johnston Laing
  • xxi, 530 pages. Revised edition 1998

Ledderose: Ten Thousand Things. Module and Mass Production in Chinese Art. Paperback

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  • Ten Thousand Things. Module and Mass Production in Chinese Art. Paperback
  • by L. Ledderose. 266 pages, illustrated throughout, glossary, bibliography, index. 2001

Lee: History of Far Eastern Art. Fifth edition. Cloth

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  • History of Far Eastern Art. Fifth edition. 22x30 cm. Cloth
  • by Sherman E. Lee, edited by Naomi N. Richard
  • 576 pages, 66 colour and 735 bw-illustrations, maps, bibliography, index. 1994. This is an account of the visual arts of Asia, from the Indus River to Japan and Java, between the fifth millennium BC and AD 1850. Each chapter begins with a concise historical introduction and the discussions are structured chronologically, examining many archaeological discoveries.

Leidy: How to Read Chinese Ceramics. pb

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  • How to Read Chinese Ceramics.
  • Leidy, Denise Patry
  • Pb. 144 pages, 180 color illus. 267 x 207 mm. 2015
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Liu Kaiqu: Selection of Sculptures by Ye Yushan. Paperback

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  • Selection of Sculptures by Ye Yushan. Paperback, ca. 21 x 28 cm
  • Executive editor Du Qi. Introduction by Liu Kaiqu
  • 98 pages, with numerous, mainly colour, illustrations. 1986

Liu Ruyang: Selected Paintings of Wang Yanzhang. Cloth

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  • Selected Paintings of Wang Yanzhang. Cloth, ca. 26x36 cm
  • editor: Liu Ruyang
  • 18 pages text in Chinese and English, 75 full-size colour plates, biography. Beijing 1988

Liu Yushan: The Great Treasury of Chines Fine Arts: Sculpture 2. Sculpture of the Qin and Han Dynasties. Hardcover

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  • Great Treasury of Chines Fine Arts: Sculpture 2: Sculpture of the Qin and Han Dynasties. Hardcover
  • Liu Yushan, editor
  • 148 plates, with 148 black-white figures with a description, text pages 1-17 with "Sculpture during the Qin and Western Han Dynasties", by Tang Chi, text pages 18-34 with "Sculpture during the Eastern Han Dynasty", by Liu Xingzhen, text pages 35-44 with "Sculpture during the Qin and Han Dynasties", by Fu Tiangchou. A translation of Zhongguo Meishu Quanji: Diaosu volume 2.

Lu Yanzhen: Life of the Emperors and Empresses in the Forbidden City: 1644-1911. Photobook. Paperback

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  • Life of the Emperors and Empresses in the Forbidden City: 1644-1911. Photobook.
  • by Lu Yanzhen, Li Wenshan & Wan Yi, editors. 1983
  • Paperback. Ca. 23x31 cm, 121 pages. With numerous, mainly colour, illustrations
  • Text in Chinese, with a translation into English

Lui Wing-fong: Traditional Chinese Rubbing Techniques. Paperback

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  • Traditional Chinese Rubbing Techniques. Paperback
  • by Lui Wing-fong
  • 77 pages, text in Chinese and English language, richly illustrated, very nice, informative, booklet.

Lust: Chinese Popular Prints. Cloth

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  • Chinese Popular Prints. Cloth
  • John Lust
  • xiv, 352 pages, 28 illustrations. 1996. The book is a first attempt to present the Chinese popular blockprint illustration for display, its culture, history and workshops. It shows how it blossomed out in the urban and rural scenes of recent centuries, finally to succumb to nationalism and revolution

Ma Tak-wo: Currency of Macau. Paperback

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  • Currency of Macau. Paperback
  • Ma Tak-wo
  • 84 pages, with many colour illustrations. You will like the beautiful illustrations in this book even if you don't like money

Medley: The Chinese Potter: A practical history of Chinese ceramics

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  • Chinese Potter: A practical history of Chinese ceramics. Third revised edition
  • Margaret Medley
  • 288 pages, with 215 figures, 8 colour plates. 1989, 3rd revised edition. Most studies of Chinese art deal with types, period or styles, but this historical examination of Chinese ceramics, which uses recent research, explains how the evolution of pottery depended upon the technological developments of the Chinese culture.

Monroe: The Art of Mu Xin: The Landscape Paintings and Prison Notes. Hardcover

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  • Art of Mu Xin: The Landscape Paintings and Prison Notes. Hardcover
  • by Alexandra Monroe (Int)
  • 192 pages, 54 colour plates and 56 bw illustrations. 2002. Mu Xin (b. 1927) is one of the leading expatriate artist-intellectuals of our time. This beautifull catalogue focuses on a group of 33 landscape paintings that Mu Xin painted in 1978–79, in the aftermath of the Great Cultural Revolution.
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Munsterberg: Arts of China. Hardcover

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  • Arts of China. Hardcover
  • by Hugo Munsterberg
  • 234 pages, with 115 black-white and color illustrations, bibliography and index. 1972, reduced price

Pal: American Collectors of Asian Art. Cloth

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  • American Collectors of Asian Art. Cloth. 25x33 cm
  • edited by Pratapaditya Pal
  • 224 pages, with numerous colour and black-white illustrations. 1986

Pu Yen-chio's Paintings. Hardcover

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  • Pu Yen-chio's Paintings. Hardcover, ca. 22x31 cm
  • 191 pages, with 190 colour plates (mainly human beings as subject)
  • Chinese-language edition, titles in Chinese and English language. 1990

Qian Songyan, Sun Ji: Longing for Home: Paintings of Qian Songyan. Cloth

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  • Longing for Home: Paintings of Qian Songyan. Cloth, in slipcase, ca. 26x36 cm
  • edited by Sun Ji
  • 16 pages text, 80 full-size colour plates, biography. Beijing 1987

Rawson: The British Museum Book of Chinese Art. Paperback

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  • British Museum Book of Chinese Art. Paperback. Ca. 25x19 cm
  • by Jessica Rawson, editor
  • 394 pages, 133 black-white and 122 colour illustrations, chronologies, tombs, painters, biographies, index. 1999. For more than 1000 years Chinese silks and porcelain have been coveted and sought by peoples around the world. This survey describes the origins of these achievements and sets them in context alongside the other arts of China, including lacquer, cloisonne and glass.

Schlieder: Chinesische Bambuspapierherstellung: Ein Bilderalbum aus dem 18. Jahrhundert: Chinesisch gebunden.

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  • Chinesische Bambuspapierherstellung: Ein Bilderalbum aus dem 18. Jahrhundert. 30x37cm, Chinesische Bindung
  • Kommentar: Wolfgang Schlieder, Pan Jixing & Sybille Girmond
  • 34 Seiten mit 24 Farbtafeln und Kommentarteil und 80 Seiten mit 3 Farb- und 112 schwarz-weiss Abbildungen, alles in einem Band. 1993. Das Original des faksimilierten Bilderalbums befindet sich unter der Signatur Bb364 im Deutschen Buch- und Schriftmuseum der Deutschen Bücherei Leipzig

Scott: The Golden Age of Chinese Art. The Lively T'ang Dynasty. Hardcover.

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  • Golden Age of Chinese Art. The Lively T'ang Dynasty. Hardcover
  • by Hugh Scott
  • 191 pages, with 24 full color plates, 100 black-white plates. 1982

Sickman: The Art and Architecture of China. Paperback

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  • Art and Architecture of China. Third edition. Paperback
  • by Sickman, Laurence C. S. / Soper, Alexander Coburn
  • 527 pages, with numerous illustrations. 1992. Surveys the development of Chinese painting, sculpture, and architecture over a four-thousand-year period and examines the impact of religious and philosophical ideas

Solonin, Naumkin: The Bretschneider Albums: 19th Century Paintings of Life in China. Cloth

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  • Bretschneider Albums: 19th Century Paintings of Life in China. Cloth. ca. 25x34 cm
  • by K.Y. Solonin. Vitaly Naumkin, general editor
  • 171 pages, 130 full-colour plates, first edition. 1995

Sullivan: The Night Entertainments of Han Xizai. A Scroll by Gu Hongzhong. Hardcover

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  • Night Entertainments of Han Xizai. A Scroll by Gu Hongzhong. Hardcover
  • Michael Sullivan
  • 96 pages, 22 color illustrations, 1 map, 1 table. 2008. In this beautiful and concisely focused book, eminent art historian Michael Sullivan guides the reader through a single masterwork of Chinese art, The Night Entertainments of Han Xizai. Attributed to the artist Gu Hongzhong, this Five Dynasties handscroll portrays the scandalous private life of Han Xizai, senior minister to three "emperors" of the Southern Tang Dynasty in the mid-tenth century.

Taipei: Catalogue of a Special Exhibition of Hindustan Jade in the National Palace Museum, Taipei. Paperback

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  • Catalogue of a Special Exhibition of Hindustan Jade in the National Palace Museum, Taipei. Paperback, ca. 24x25 cm
  • bilingual text Chinese and English
  • 289 pages, with map, 46 figures, 82 color plates
  • Taipei: 1983

Taiwan CVHT 04: The Drawings of That Land: The Interpretation of Taiwan (1895-1945).

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  • CVHT 04: The Drawings of That Land: The Interpretation of Taiwan (1895-1945). Hardback, ca. A4
  • 238 pages, with over 130 monochrome and colour illustrations
  • a.o.: Taiwan Vistas. The Taiwan Fine Arts Exhibition. Taiwan through Oil and Canvas. Focus on Taiwan. Watercolors of Taiwan. Graphic Taiwan

Taiwan CVHT 07: Postcard Drawings: The Rare Collection

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  • CVHT 07: Postcard Drawings: The Rare Collection. Hardback, ca A4
  • 238 pages, with about 125 monochrome or colour illustrations, many of them full-page size
  • with a.o.: Modern Ukiyoe. The Craftmanship of Characters. Ink and Wash Miniatures. The Charm of Seals. WoodenScenic Postcards. Materials, Techniques, Mounting the Picture etc.