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#0394529278 All Under Heaven: The Chinese World $5
All Under Heaven: The Chinese World
Photographs by Eliot Porter
Text by Jonathan Porter
Publisher: Pantheon Books, New York 1983 (first edition)
Hardcover with dust jacket: 192 pages, 124 full page colour plates.
Language: English
ISBN: 0-394-52927-8
Size: 12-3/16” x 12-3/8”.
Shipping Weight: 4.3 pounds.
Condition: Used, dust jacket rubbed, minor signs of age, use and wear, otherwise excellent condition.
#9810015518 The Dong People of China: A Hidden Civilization $ 5
The Dong People of China: A Hidden Civilization
Author: Gail Rossi
Photographer: Paul Lau
Publisher: Hagley & Hoyle Pte, Ltd., Singapore 1991 (first edition)
Printed in Singapore
Softcover: 96 pages, all colour photographs.
Language: English
ISBN: 981-00-1551-8
Size: 10-1/2” x 9”.
Shipping weight: 431 grams.
Condition: Used, otherwise excellent condition.
The Dunhuang Caves $10
The Dunhuang Caves
Published in 1977
Description: A Chinese pictorial book on the Dunhuamg Caves
Hardcover with dust jacket: Fine cloth covered boards, 107 monochrome plates.
Language: Chinese
Size: 10-1/4” x 9-1/4”
Condition: Used, one small tear at the top of the front spine corner of the dust jacket, other minor signs of age, use and wear, otherwise fine condition.
0706417968 The Thistle and the Jade: A Celebration of 150 years of Jardine, Matheson & Co $5
The Thistle and the Jade: A Celebration of 150 years of Jardine, Matheson & Co
Editor: Maggie Keswick
Publisher: Octopus Books; First UK Edition 1982
Hardcover with dust jacket: 272 pages, 240 colour and monochrome illustrations.
Language: English
Printed in Hong Kong
ISBN: 0-7064-1796-8
Size: 11-1/4” x 9-3/4”.
Shipping Weight: 3.6 pounds.
Condition: Used, sun bleaching and small tears to dust jacket, otherwise fine condition.
#048624167X Treasury of Chinese Design Motifs $ 5
Treasury of Chinese Design Motifs
Dover Pictorial Archive Series
Author: Joseph D’Addetta
Publisher: Dover Publications, New York 1981 (first edition)
Printed in USA
Softcover: 112 pages, 284 Illustrations.
From the Back Cover: Chinese art and design are permeated by a connecting sense of the wholeness of all things. Its extensive vocabulary of design motifs is based on four timeless principles: spirit, rhythm, life, and movement. True Chinese design is never meaningless ornamentation. Its exquisitely beautiful combinations of blossoms and sprays, birds, animals, inscribed medallions, and symmetrical designs are artistic puzzles in which words and syllables are represented by pictures or symbols. When sounded in sequence, they become auspicious phrases and afford the solution to the puzzle. Yet, aside from their inherent wisdom or sly humor, these designs of unusual zest and elegance demonstrate the aesthetic capabilities of one of the world's richest artistic traditions. They are remarkable for their subtlety, finesse, spontaneity, and skill; but most importantly, for their enduring beauty. Modern-day artists and designers will find in these immortal designs fresh insight into today's graphic and design challenges. In this volume, noted artist Joseph D'Addetta offers his own careful and sensitive pen renderings of motifs taken from first-rate examples of Chinese objets d'art in leading museums and private collections. Included are motifs from ceramics, textiles, jade, lacquer, bronzes, and furniture beginning in approximately 1300 B.C. and continuing through the Qing dynasty, which lasted until the early twentieth century. These 284 outstanding and royalty-free motifs are divided into eight categories: Flowers and Plants; Wave and Cloud Forms; Medallions; Horizontal Bands; Animal Life; Symbols; All over Patterns; and Ceramic Objects. Dates of the dynasties and periods are provided, with names in both pin yin and Wade transcriptions.
Language: English
ISBN: 0-486-24167-X
Size: 11-1/8” x 8-3/8”.
Shipping weight: 11.4 ounces
Condition: Used, edges tanned, otherwise fine condition.
9787802202153 Tresors de Chine $5
Tresors de Chine
Authors: Musee National de Carthage
Publisher: China Pictorial Publishing House
Description: An Exhibition Catalogue for a special exhibit of Chinese artefacts on display at the National Archaeology Museum of Tunisia at Carthage. 8 May - 8 August 2009.
Softcover: 64 pages, 70 objects listed including bronzes and ceramics 30 of which are depicted in large colour images.
Language: French / Chinese
Size: 11-1/4” x 8-1/4”.
Condition: Used, otherwise excellent condition.
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