Beyond the Screen : Chinese Furniture of the 16th and 17th Centuries

Beyond the Screen : Chinese Furniture of the 16th and 17th Centuries

Description

During the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, Chinese furniture reached a pinnacle of exceptional design and meticulous workmanship. "Beyond the Screen" leads the reader on a journey that encompasses not only the evolution of these exquisite furnishings, but also includes the many literary, architectural and visual contexts in which they were created. Alongside 64 superb color photographs of the furniture itself, numerous Ming woodblock prints and literary excerpts show how furniture was used in daily life--as everything from a lover's hiding place to a projectile thrown during arguments. A vital response to the West's increasing interest in traditional Chinese furniture, this beautifully produced volume is both an illustration of the aesthetic possibilities of furniture design and a fascinating look at China during the early modern period.


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Details

Author(s)
Nancy Zeng Berliner, USA Boston Museum of Fine Arts
Format
Hardback | 140 pages
Dimensions
220 x 300 x 16.26mm | 1,013g
Publication date
02 Aug 2000
Publisher
Museum of Fine Arts,Boston
Publication City/Country
Boston, United States
Language
English
Illustrations note
45 colour and 55 b&w illustrations
ISBN10
0878464344
ISBN13
9780878464340
Bestsellers rank
2,462,994