Pater Gratia Oriental Art

Bjaaland Welch 2008



Author: Bjaaland Welch, P.


Title: Chinese Art. A Guide to Motifs and Visual Imagery


Publisher: Tuttle Publishing,  North Clarendon, U.S.A. 2008


Details: Chinese Art examines the meanings behind the hundreds of common motifs and symbols found in all forms of Chinese art, exposing their linguistic, metaphoric or historic origins, common usage, and diverse applications. Plants, flowers, real and imaginary animals and birds, reptiles, fish and amphibians, colors, numbers, and a myriad of inanimate images and personages communicate auspicious and benevolent messages in the Chinese vocabulary of decorative art. Many of the symbols are easily recognizable, and thanks to China's love of the past, reappear almost continuously.


Pages: 288 pp, hardcover and softcover


ISBN-10: 0804843163


Language: English.


Dimensions: 277 mm (10.9 inch) x 215 mm (8.5 inch) x 25 mm (1.0 inch).


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