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Oriental art books

See below for a selection of the latest books from Oriental art category. Presented with a red border are the Oriental art books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading.

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Recently Published

Hiroshige The Sixty Nine Stations of the Kisokaido by Curator Andreas (Minneapolis Institute of Art) Marks Hiroshige The Sixty Nine Stations of the Kisokaido

Station to Station A historic trail through the heart of Japan, by two legendary woodblock artists The Kisokaido route through Japan was ordained in the early 1600s by the country's then-ruler Tokugawa Ieyasu, who decreed that staging posts be installed...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/09/2017

What About the Art? Contemporary Art from China by Cai Guo-Qiang What About the Art? Contemporary Art from China

Written by the man behind the Beijing Olympic Games Opening Ceremony, gunpowder artist Cai Guo-Quiang, who draws attention to the innovations brought to contemporary art by Chinese artists.
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/08/2017

The Forbidden City in Monaco Imperial Court Life in China by Jean-Paul Desroche The Forbidden City in Monaco Imperial Court Life in China


Format: Hardback - Released: 03/08/2017

Crags and Ravines Make a Marvellous View A Study of Wu Bin's Unique 17th Century Scroll Painting Ten Views of a Lingbi Rock by Marcus Flacks Crags and Ravines Make a Marvellous View A Study of Wu Bin's Unique 17th Century Scroll Painting Ten Views of a Lingbi Rock

Shortly before the autumn of 1610 the renowned Ming dynasty official, painter, writer, and collector Mi Wanzhong (1570 1628) purchased a scholar's rock to add to his already famous collection. So mesmerized was he by this newly purchased wonder, which...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/07/2017

The Great Chinese Art Transfer How So Much of China's Art Came to America by Michael St. Clair The Great Chinese Art Transfer How So Much of China's Art Came to America


Format: Paperback - Released: 01/07/2017

Flower Power The Meaning of Flowers in Asian Art by Dany Chan, Jay Xu Flower Power The Meaning of Flowers in Asian Art
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In 1967, the phrase flower power transformed the commonplace flower into a Buddhist-inspired symbol of peace. In honor of the fiftieth anniversary of San Francisco's Summer of Love, this book showcases the expressive powers of flowers in Asian arts and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/06/2017

5000 Years of Chinese Art by 5000 Years of Chinese Art


Format: Paperback - Released: 31/05/2017

Asian Art by Michael Kerrigan, Michael Robinson Asian Art
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Over the centuries, the exotic elegance of Asian art has been a source of fascination for artists and art lovers worldwide. This comprehensive book explores the diversity of art and artefacts from around Asia, detailing the subjects, the materials used...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/05/2017

Coming Soon

Hiroshige by Matthi Forrer Hiroshige

This lavishly produced authoritative monograph presents an in-depth view of the life and work of Utagawa Hiroshige, one of Japan's most revered artists.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

Paths to Perfection Buddhist Art at the Freer by Arthur M Sackler Gallery Paths to Perfection Buddhist Art at the Freer

A guide to the Freer/Sackler's richly diverse collection of Buddhist art fromJapan, China, and Korea, as well as Indian/South Asia.
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/10/2017

The Mercantile Effect On Art and Exchange in the Islamicate World During 17th 18th Centuries by Melanie Gibson The Mercantile Effect On Art and Exchange in the Islamicate World During 17th 18th Centuries

The introduce us on how the movement of Armenian, Indian, Chinese, Persian, Turkish and European merchants and their trade goods during the 17th and 18th centuries spread new ideas and new technologies across Western Asia in the early modern era.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/10/2017

Japanese Marks & Seals by Bowes Japanese Marks & Seals

First published in 2008. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/10/2017

The Forbidden City in Monaco Imperial Court Life in China by Jean-Paul Desroche The Forbidden City in Monaco Imperial Court Life in China


Format: Hardback - Released: 01/11/2017

Other books in this genre

Fruhchinesische Keramik Die Sammlung Heribert Meurer. Grassi Museum fur Angewandte Kunst Leipzig by Olaf Thormann Fruhchinesische Keramik Die Sammlung Heribert Meurer. Grassi Museum fur Angewandte Kunst Leipzig

Complete catalogue raisonne of the Museum's collection of early Chinese ceramics, including the donation of the Heribert Meurer Collection.
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/05/2017

Textiles of Indonesia by I. C. van Hout Textiles of Indonesia


Format: Hardback - Released: 01/05/2017

Hokusai beyond the Great Wave by Timothy Clark, Roger Keyes Hokusai beyond the Great Wave
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Hokusai created sublime works during the last thirty years of his life, right up to his death at the age of ninety. Publications have hitherto presented his long career as a chronological sequence. This book takes a fresh approach based...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/05/2017

Kokusai the Genius And Stag-Antler Carving in Japan by Paul Moss Kokusai the Genius And Stag-Antler Carving in Japan


Format: Hardback - Released: 30/04/2017

Peranakan Chinese Home Art and Culture in Daily Life by Ronald G. Knapp, A. Chester Ong Peranakan Chinese Home Art and Culture in Daily Life
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Discover the rarified Peranakan (native-born Chinese of Southeast Asia) aesthetics that are today highly sought-after for their beauty: distinctive furniture and ceramics, textiles and jewellery, and many other art objects.
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/04/2017

Age of Empires Art of the Qin and Han Dynasties by Zhixin Jason Sun, I-Tien Hsing, Cary Y. Liu, Pengliang Lu Age of Empires Art of the Qin and Han Dynasties
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The first in-depth exploration of the artistic and cultural achievements of China's classical era
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/04/2017

Arbres Flamboyants 2018 Peinture Japonaise Contemporaine by Lumi Mizutani Arbres Flamboyants 2018 Peinture Japonaise Contemporaine

Une serie d'arbres tres representatifs de la nature et de la culture japonaise. Le rouge renforce le flamboyant de ces peintures tres expressives et sensibles Les calendriers Calvendo sont des produits haut de gamme - avec ces plus qui font...
Format: Calendar - Released: 04/04/2017

Bouddhas 2018 Differentes Faces Du Bouddha by Philippe Fafournoux Bouddhas 2018 Differentes Faces Du Bouddha

Les representations du bouddha sont omnipresentes lorsque l'on voyage a travers l'Asie. Peintures, sculptures, statues; en pierre, metaux rares ou pas, plastique, etc Belles, originales ou classiques, droles parfois, et toujours bienveillantes. Les calendriers Calvendo sont des produits haut de...
Format: Calendar - Released: 04/04/2017

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