Pater Gratia Oriental Art

Gompertz 1980



Author: Gompertz, G.St.G.M.

Title: Chinese Celadon Wares


Celadon is the name given to ceramic ware of such a distinctive green or blue/green colour. Such wares haven been made in China for about two thousand years and include some of the mostly admired and famous types. They have been described as the `backbone´ of Oriental ceramics and were exported from China in vast quantities from the twelfth century onwards, relics of this trade being found in many Eastern countries, especially India, Iran, Turkey, and Egypt.


Gompertz´s widely acclaimed book broke much fresh ground when it originally appeared, in particular in its use of contemporary Chinese and Japanese studies. He has now brought it completely up to date for this new edition, and has incorporated the results of many years´ researches and of recent archaeological excavations in China. Several chapters have been rewritten, forty-six new black and white illustrations and six new colour plates have been added, and the bibliography has been expanded.


Publisher: Faber and Faber, London, 1980


Details: Cloth binding with illustrated dustjacket, black and white reproductions, short bibliography and Index.


Pages: 216 pp.


ISBN 10: 0571180035


Language: English.


Dimensions: 255 mm (10 inch) x 160 mm (2.3 inch) x 23 mm (0.9 inch).


Private copy, not for sale.


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