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Chinese art : a guide to motifs and visual imagery

Author: Patricia Bjaaland Welch
Publisher: Tokyo ; Rutland, Vermont ; Singapore : Tuttle Publishing, [2008] ©2008
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView 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  Read more...

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Welch, Patricia Bjaaland, 1953-
Chinese art.
North Clarendon, VT : Tuttle Pub., ©2008
(DLC) 2006937800
(OCoLC)154701519
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia Bjaaland Welch
ISBN: 9781462906895 1462906893 9780804838641 080483864X
OCLC Number: 829141167
Description: 1 online resource (288 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Flowers and plants --
Fruits, vegetables, kernels, and seeds --
Minerals --
Real and imaginary birds --
Insects, reptiles, fish, and amphibians --
Real and imaginary animals --
Children --
Single male figures --
Groups of figures --
Buddhist deities and figures --
Female figures --
Borders and other repeated patterns --
Chinese characters --
Colors --
Numbers --
Religious images and symbols --
Inanimate objects.
Responsibility: Patricia Bjaaland Welch.
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