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Chinese Sculpture: A Great Tradition

By: Ann Paludan

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Chicago, USA, Serindia Publications: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 018752

ISBN: 1932476288

Condition: New


Archaeological discoveries over the last fifty years have revolutionised knowledge about Chinese sculpture, revealing the length and strength of a hitherto unsuspected tradition stretching back to prehistoric times. This tradition was concerned with the powers of statuary. Unwritten, it was based on beliefs shared by all classes on the nature of the cosmos, the importance of maintaining contact with the ancestors and the idea that images contain power to influence events in the seen and unseen worlds. With many previously unpublished photographs, the book traces the history of Chinese sculptu... View more info