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Riassunto: Stunning works in precious metals, glass, and stone--many recently excavated and virtually unknown outside China--shed new light on a pivotal epoch in Chinese history. From the 4th through 7th century, monks and merchants freely traveled along the fabled Silk Road, linking China with the west, propagating Buddhism, and purveying exotic goods and artifacts that fundamentally transformed Chinese culture and society.
This sumptuous volume, the first to explore the magnificent treasures and sites of China's northwest section of the Silk Road, accompanies an exhibition at the Asia Society in New York. The text by an international team of scholars illuminates the importance of the region in this period of fertile cross-cultural exchanges between Eastern and Western Asia.
375 pictures, 232 in color.
Review: Monks and Merchants: Silk Road Treasures from Northwest China is a saga of cultural exchange on a grand scale during the lawless period between the Han and Sui dynasties. Accompanying a traveling exhibition organized by the Asia Society in New York, this book reproduces more than 200 objects in clay, metal, and glass from the fourth through seventh centuries. They document new concepts of Chinese identity, including Buddhism (imported by Indian monks), horseback riding (from nomadic tribesmen, patrons of the Buddhists), and non-native stylistic motifs and materials (introduced by Sogdian merchants, émigrés from present-day Iran). The big payoff came in the Tang dynasty, famed for its artistic use of foreign imagery and techniques. But a number of noteworthy pieces date from this period of disunity, including a clay statue of Kasyapa, Buddha's oldest disciple, who sports a hawklike "foreigner's" nose. Scholarly yet gracefully written, this groundbreaking volume is itself a treasure. --Cathy Curtis
Titolo: Monks and Merchants: Silk Road Treasures ...
Casa editrice: Harry N. Abrams
Data di pubblicazione: 2001
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Harry N. Abrams. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. 0810934787 Item in good condition. Textbooks may not include supplemental items i.e. CDs, access codes etc. Codice libro della libreria Z0810934787Z3
Descrizione libro Harry N. Abrams, 2001. Condizione libro: Good. 1st ed. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP68184632
Descrizione libro Abrams. Condizione libro: Very Good, Very Good. 2001. 4TO, Color Phot/Ill, Hardcover Hardcover. Clean black cloth boards with titling in gold on front board and spine. Text pages are crisp and clean. Dust jacket is in excellent condition with just some light rubbing. Looks very nice in protective mylar. Always carefully wrapped and shipped in cardboard boxes to protect your purchase. Codice libro della libreria 036791
Descrizione libro HARRY N ABRAMS INC, 2001. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Good. HARDCOVER Legendary independent bookstore online since 1994. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. Arts and Entertainment>Art>Chinese. Book: USED, Good. Dust Jacket: Good. Bookseller Inventory # 02978081093478800. Codice libro della libreria 02978081093478800
Descrizione libro Harry N. Abrams, 2001. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG0810934787
Descrizione libro Harry N. Abrams, 2001. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good +. Color Plates (illustratore). Not Indicated. Codice libro della libreria 052301
Descrizione libro Harry N. Abrams, 2001. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Like New. Condizione sovraccoperta: Like New. First Edition. Nearly new hardback: firm, square and tight, no snags or splits. Complete with dustjacket: sharp and bright, no tears or chips. Contents fresh and clean; no pen-marks. Not from a library so no such stamps or labels. Thus a tidy book in very presentable condition. Codice libro della libreria 087386
Descrizione libro Harry N. Abrams, Inc. (6 décembre 2001), 2001. 4to hardcover with dustjacket as new. Codice libro della libreria 89682
Descrizione libro Harry N. Abrams 2001-10-01, 2001. Hardcover. Condizione libro: good. 0810934787. Codice libro della libreria 622798
Descrizione libro Abrams , [New York], 2001. Condizione libro: Book fine, Dust jacket fine. 1st. 334 illustrations, including 214 plates in full color. Bound in the publisher's original black cloth with the front cover and spine stamped in gilt. Codice libro della libreria 9009280