English | 1974 | ISBN: 0140218637 | 260 pages | PDF | 30 Mb
An approach to Chinese art not wholly bound to the necessities of historical order may, as an introduction, offer readier insights into its general character than the more customary sequential treatment. The present book does not divide the subject by dynasties or by the categories of the fine arts as they are understood in the West. Instead it traces three major aspects of the Chinese style separately from early to recent times, looking for corresponding manifestations in both major and minor arts.
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