This book is an encyclopaedia of Chinese classical art, giving an informative overview of all forms of Chinese art and providing the keys to understanding contemporary art in China. This book is a great way for beginners to better acquaint themselves with China, while specialists will appreciate the global perspective.
Dealing not only with architecture, sculpture, and painting, but also with bronze and ceramics, this text offers a complete panorama of Chinese arts and civilisation. In his text, the author Bushell stresses the importance of knowing the society to understand the arts.
Stephan W. Bushell is a specialist of Chinese art and culture. He taught for numerous years in universities before devoting himself entirely to research and writing. His history of Chinese painting is today a major reference.
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