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Chinese art : a guide to motifs and visual imagery

Author: Patricia Bjaaland Welch
Publisher: Boston, US : Tuttle Publishing, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Chinese Art examines the meanings behind the hundreds of common motifs and symbols found in all forms of Chinese art, exposing their linguistic, metaphoric or historic origins, common usage, and diverse applications.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia Bjaaland Welch
ISBN: 9780804843164 0804843163
OCLC Number: 794856813
Target Audience: Tertiary/Undergraduate, General.
Description: 288 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Symbolism from nature: Flowers and plants. Fruits, vegetables, kernels, and seeds. Minerals. Real and imaginary birds. Insects, reptiles, fish, and amphibians. Real and imaginary animals --
pt. 2. Mortals and religious beings: Children. Single male figures. Group figures. Buddhist deities and figures. Female figures --
pt. 3. Inanimate objects: Borders and other repeated patterns. Chinese characters. Colors. Numbers. Religious images and symbols. Inanimate objects.
Responsibility: Patricia Bjaaland Welch.

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