Item description for Art & Imitation in China by Catherine Maudsley...
This ambitious odyssey covers Chinese art over a 3,500 year period, from the Shang dynasty (ca.1600-1100 BC) to the present day. Its three themes are "archaism," which pays tribute to the past through recreating objects and styles of antiquity; "transcultural influence," where foreign idioms, shapes and designs were adopted for reasons of religion, novelty, trade or, in contemporary art, as social and political commentary; and "intermedia exchange," or the imitation of works of art in a different medium than the prototypes they emulate, usually to display innovations in craftsmanship.
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Studio: University of Washington Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.25" Width: 6.25" Height: 11.75" Weight: 5.05 lbs.
Release Date Aug 30, 2007
Publisher University of Washington Press
ISBN 9627287512 ISBN13 9789627287513
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More About Catherine Maudsley
Catherine Maudsley holds MA and MPhil degrees in Chinese fine arts and religion. As a fine art consultant and specialist in Chinese painting, she works with artists and private and corporate collectors worldwide. Catherine is frequently a guest lecturer at international forums and also conducts Insights into Asian Art courses in Hong Kong, where she has lived for more than 20 years.