By Hiromi Kinoshita
This richly illustrated catalogue of highlights from the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s wide-ranging collection of Chinese art, spanning antiquity to the present day, includes such gems as Ming gold vessels and imperial court robes, a 15th-century Buddhist temple ceiling and an 18th-century bookcase made in Canton for a Dutchman. With striking new photography and engaging and illuminating discussions of individual works of sculpture, painting, furniture, textiles, ceramics, metalwork, and architecture, this volume provides a fascinating look into the breadth and diversity of Chinese artistic experience and material culture. An introductory essay by Hiromi Kinoshita delves into the history of the Philadelphia Museum’s Chinese collection—begun after the 1876 World’s Fair and continuing today with acquisitions of contemporary works by Ai Weiwei and Zhang Huan—weaving together stories of dedicated and intrepid collectors, curators, and dealers. Accessible to general readers and of interest to scholars, this book is a valuable resource for those captivated by the many manifestations of art from China.
About the Author:
Hiromi Kinoshita is the Hannah L. and J. Welles Henderson Associate Curator of Chinese Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art.
- Author: Hiromi Kinoshita
- Publisher: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2018
- 256 pages, 9" × 11"
- 250 color and 10 black and white illustrations
- ISBN: 9780300237108