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#0834803682 Chinese Dress $ 5
Chinese Dress
Far Eastern Series
Author: Verity Wilson
Publisher: Weatherhill, 1996, originally published by the Victoria And Albert Museum London 1986.
Printed in Singapore
Softcover : 136 pages, monochrome and colour illustrations.
Description: A comprehensive study of Chinese dress from the 17th century to the present day. Drawing on the Victoria and Albert Museum's collection, Chinese fashion is placed in a broad cultural context, emphasizing the role of dress in establishing social status.
Language: English
ISBN: 0-8348-0368-2
Size: 9-7/8” x 9-7/8”.
Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
Condition: Used, otherwise excellent condition.
#DRAGONSANDSI Dragons and Silk From The Forbidden City: Antique Silk Textiles and Costume From The Imperial Court of China $ 10
Dragons and Silk From The Forbidden City: Antique Silk Textiles and Costume From The Imperial Court of China
Author: Therese Coleman
Publisher: Theresa Coleman Fine Arts, Hong Kong 1999 (first edition).
Printed in Hong Kong
Softcover with stapled spine: 34 pages, all colour illustrations.
Language: English
Size: 6-1/4” x 8-1/4”.
Condition: Used, otherwise fine condition.
#088950007X Five Colours of the Universe
Symbolism in clothes and fabrics of the Ch’ing Dynasty (1644-1911)
$10
Five Colours of the Universe
Symbolism in clothes and fabrics of the Ch’ing Dynasty (1644-1911)
Author: John E. Vollmer
Publisher: The Edmonton Art Gallery in conjunction with the exhibition, Five Colours of the Universe November 7, 1980 to January 11, 1981 (first edition)
Softcover: 72 pages, monochrome illustrations and plates with 24 colour plates.
Language: English
ISBN: 088950007X
Size: 9” x 9”.
Shipping weight: 249 grams.
Condition: Used, cover with surface rubbing, otherwise excellent condition.
#1870076079 Imperial Wardrobe $ 20
Imperial Wardrobe
Author: Gary Dickinson & Linda Wrigglesworth
Publisher: Bamboo Publishing Ltd. London 1990 (first edition).
Printed in Singapore
Hardcover with dust jacket : 204 pages, 178 colour and monochrome plates.
Language: English
ISBN: 1-870076-07-9
Size: 12-1/4” x 9-3/4”.
Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds
Condition: Used, small bottom tear to backside of dust jacket, otherwise excellent condition.
#0888541953 In the Presence of the Dragon Throne $5
In the Presence of the Dragon Throne
Ch’ing Dynasty Costume (1644-1911) in the Royal Ontario Museum
Author: John E. Vollmer
Publisher: Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto 1977 (first edition)
Softcover: 88 pages, monochrome illustrations and plates with 8 colour plates.
Language: English
ISBN: 0-88854-195-3
Size: 8” x 9”.
Condition: Used, cover with edge wear, signs of use and age, otherwise fine condition.
#0580081274 Ladder to the Clouds: Intrigue and Tradition in Chinese Rank $ 25
Ladder to the Clouds: Intrigue and Tradition in Chinese Rank
Author: Beverly Jackson and David Hughes, Ph.D.
Publisher: Ten Speed Press, Berkeley 1999 (first edition).
Printed in Hong Kong
Hardcover with dust jacket: 310 pages, monochrome and colour illustrations.
Description: For 13 centuries, throughout China male recruits studied diligently for a long series of grueling examinations in hopes of achieving the civil rank that would enable them to serve the emperor of China. For the fortunate few who passed these exams there were nine possible ranks, each identified by a square badge of finely woven kesi, embroidery, or brocade. Now available in paperback, LADDER TO THE CLOUDS offers a thorough analysis of symbols, styles, and techniques used in mandarin square ranks, along with the most complete information for their identification to date. An exploration of Chinese symbols and customs, many of which are still practiced today.
Language: English
ISBN: 0-580-08127-4
Size: 10-1/4” x 10-1/4”.
Shipping Weight: 3.8 pounds
Condition: Used, dust jacket rubbed, otherwise excellent condition.
#0195852397
Mandarin Squares $ 8
Mandarin Squares
Mandarins and Their Insignia
Series: Images of Asia
Author: Valerie M. Garrett
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Hong Kong 1990 (first edition)
Hardcover: 96 pages, monochrome and colour illustrations.
Language: English
ISBN: 0-19-585239-7
Size: 8-3/4” x 5-3/4”.
Shipping Weight: 8.3 ounces
Condition: Used, otherwise excellent condition.
#PRECIOUSPLAC Precious Place: Minority Costume and Textiles of Guizhou China $ 10
Precious Place: Minority Costume and Textiles of Guizhou China
Author: San Francisco Craft and Folk Art Mueum
Publisher: The Cultural Bureau of Guizhou Province and the U.S. - China Folk Art Foundation 2000 (first edition).
Printed in the People’s Republic of China
Softcover with stapled spine: 16 pages, 35 colour illustrations.
Language: English
Size: 5-5/8” x 7-7/8”.
Condition: Used, otherwise fine condition.
#ROBESOFCHINA Robes of China: From the Permanent Collection of the Edward-Dean Museum of Decorative Arts Riverside County Museum Department $ 20
Robes of China: From the Permanent Collection of the Edward-Dean Museum of Decorative Arts Riverside County Museum Department.
An Exhibition Catalog for the the exhibits shown at Edward -Dean Museum of Decorative Arts September 17 - November 19, 1989 and University Art Gallery CSU San Bernadino February 16 March 23, 1990.
Editor: Robin Kaplan
Contributors: Cathy Gilbert, Imelda Gatton DeGraw and Brenda Buller Focht, Ph.D.
Publisher: Edward-Dean Museum of Decorative Arts, Riverside County Museum Department 1989 (first edition).
Printed in Riverside
Softcover with stapled spine: 44 pages, 32 high resolution colour illustrations.
Language: English
Size: 8-1/2” x 9-1/2”.
Condition: Used, otherwise excellent condition.
#0914155156 Silver and Silk: Textiles and Jewelry of Guizhou, China $ 5
Silver and Silk: Textiles and Jewelry of Guizhou, China
Selections from Mingei International Museum’s Collection
Author: Phyla McDaniel
Publisher: Mingei International Museum, San Diego 2002 (first edition)
Foreword by Martha Longenecker
Excerpt from Foreword: One of the unexpected joys of being an art museum director is meeting and coming to know members of one's community who share similar passions. It is particularly uplifting when that passion is for Mingei International's mission - furthering understanding of art of all cultures of the world. Our Museum is blessed with many exceptional individuals who devote their time and resources to fulfilling the vision of Mingei International. One of these extraordinary people is Phila McDaniel, considered to be the first person to escort a study group from America into the relatively unknown Chinese province of Guizhou. Since that 1984 trip to the place she calls "Land of the Silk Dragon," her passion to learn more has prompted her to return again and again - 27 of her 50 trips to China have been extended study tours to Guizhou. An art historian, with a Master of Fine Arts degree in Asian art and philosophy, and a teacher and lecturer for many years, Phila is well qualified to perceive similarities and distinctions among the many nationalities of Guizhou's 30,000,000 population. Her love of the people and their culture are expressed in her researching, documenting and collecting the art of the people of Guizhou. Her professional skill in photographing the land and the people heightens her capacity to share the unsurpassed beauty of this Asian culture.
Hardcover: 216 pages, all large colour photographs
Language: English
ISBN: 0-914155-15-6
Size: 11-1/4” x 8-3/4”.
Shipping Weight: 3.2 pounds
Condition: Used, otherwise excellent condition.
#0898159571 Splendid Slippers: A Thousand Years of an Erotic Tradition $ 5
Splendid Slippers: A Thousand Years of an Erotic Tradition
Author: Beverly Jackson
Publisher: Ten Speed Press, Berkeley 1998(first edition).
Printed in Hong Kong
Softcover : 192 pages, all colour illustrations.
Description: An extraordinary exploration of foot binding that encompasses Chinese art and mythology, social and political history, and truly exotic eroticism. The author's vast collection of historical and contemporary photographs, plus 40 full-color "portraits" of her most prized slippers, creates a uniquely poignant and evocative panorama.
Language: English
ISBN: 0-89815-957-1
Size: 10” x 10”.
Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds
Signed by the Author on the title page: “Best Wishes, Beverly Jackson”
Condition: Used, otherwise excellent condition.
#AMYSCLAGUE The Amy S. Clague Collection of Chinese Textiles $ 5
The Amy S. Clague Collection of Chinese Textiles
An article reprinted from Orientations, February 2000.
This article appears in conjunction with the premier showing of the Amy S. Clague collection of Chinese Textiles at the Phoenix Art Museum as part of the exhibition “Three Chinese Traditions - Three Arizona Collections” from 19 February to 24 May, 2000.
Author: Claudia Brown
Publisher: Orientations, Hong Kong 2000
Softcover with stapled spine: 10 pages, 15 colour illustrations.
Size: 11-1/4” x 8-1/4”
Condition: Used, otherwise excellent condition.
#0486239799 Traditional Chinese Textile Designs in Full Color: 60 Authentic Examples $5
Traditional Chinese Textile Designs in Full Color: 60 Authentic Examples
Editor: Notheast Drama Institute, People’s Republic of China
Publisher: Dover Publications, New York 1980 (first edition)
Stapled Spine Softcover: 46 pages, colour illustrations
From the Back Cover: Traditional Chinese opera is highly stylized in structure, music, subject matter, and staging. Movements and gestures follow age-old patterns, and the physical appearance of the performers is rigidly controlled, especially their costumes, which reveal social rank, occupation, and often personality traits of the characters. Traditional, well-known motifs are embroidered in colored silk or cotton on specifically prescribed parts of the costume to act as symbols or emblems. Since the motifs are crucial to such symbolic representations, they are the focus of the greatest possible care and art. This handsome volume reproduces 60 authentic full-color motifs, originally published in mainland China. Beautifully painted by Lu Hua and Ma Chiang, the motifs include dragons, lions, phoenixes, sharks, cranes, lotuses, peonies, plum blossoms, and more. Incorporated in these designs are timeless themes found throughout Chinese art: a permeating sense of nature depicted with a sense of growing, moving life; the perfection of shape and proportion that defines a godlike universality. In their subtle coloring, harmonious interplay of shape and form, and interlocking symmetrical designs, these motifs perpetuate ancient traditions of symbolic representation and allegorical meaning. Produced with meticulous care and taste, this album of motifs displays each design at its best: details are sharp and clear against monochromatic backgrounds; subtle hues with stylized renderings of birds, fish, animals, flowers, clouds, waves, and other shapes achieve a highly controlled composition of unity and grace. Designs are also ingeniously adapted to their specific use on the garment: as circular "crests" for broad flat areas, and as elongated panels for borders, collars, and trouser legs. Captions identify each motif and briefly indicate the type of costume, and the parts of the costume on which they occur. Original selection from Designs on Chinese Opera Costumes, People's Art Publishing House, Peking, 1957.
Language: English
ISBN: 0-486-23979-9
Size: 12-1/4” x 9-3/8”.
Shipping weight: 9.9 ounces
Condition: Used, minor signs of age and use, otherwise excellent condition.
#0910407398 Weaving China's Past: The Amy S. Clague Collection of Chinese Textiles $ 8
Weaving China's Past: The Amy S. Clague Collection of Chinese Textiles
Catalog of an exhibition held at the Phoenix Art Museum, El Paso Museum of Art and the China Institute, New York.
Author: Claudia Brown
Publisher: Phoenix Art Museum 2000 (first edition).
Printed in Hong Kong
Softcover : 160 pages, all colour illustrations.
Description: Western admiration of China's silk textiles dates back at least to the days of the Roman empire. The establishment of the Chinese republic caused a large number of imperial costumes, no longer needed for court ritual, to enter collectors' hands. Textiles curators have studied these in depth, yet American museums are just begining to explore the broader topic of Chinese textiles, and to present splendid examples of the art along with porcelains, bronzes, enamels, and other decorative art traditions of China. This work examines an extraordinary private collection of Chinese textiles of diverse styles, functions, and techniques. The collection is remarkable for its chronological expanse, with works ranging in date from the Song (960-1279) and Jin (1115-1234) dynasties through the Qing dynasty (1644-1911). The book examines the relationship of these textiles to the greater fabric of Chinese art. Pieces in the collection have been subjected to microscopic examination and radiocarbon dating as well as full examination by a textiles conservator, and the results of these studies are included. The yarn type, thread count, weave, and supplementary materials are identified. Several of the brocades feature gold fibers, and these have been analyzed to identify specific techniques. A remarkable discovery was the use of peacock feathers twisted with silk fibers in a kesi woven during the Qing dynasty. The study of Chinese silk textiles, like the study of Chinese ceramics and metalwork, offers a glimpse into a complex tradition in which both organized industry and individual creativity played a role. Traditional China viewed spinning, weaving, and embroidery as divinely inspired arts to be practiced dutifully in the home. Concurrently, however, luxury textiles were commissioned for religious, state, and private use. Silk was essential in China's foreign policy, used along with gifts of tea and silver to pacify borderlands. Together with porcelain, silk became a major commodity for export to Europe. Elaborate techniques were developed for producing complex designs in both brocade and embroidery. During China's later dynasties, textile arts were pursued as fine arts, appreciated on equal footing with painting and calligraphy.
Language: English
ISBN: 0-910407-39-8
Size: 12-1/4” x 7-1/2”.
Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
Condition: Used, otherwise excellent condition.
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