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Art of the Yellow Springs - a book by Hung, Wu

Art of the Yellow Springs

Understanding Chinese Tombs

Art of the Yellow Springs( )
Author: Hung, Wu
ISBN:978-1-86189-718-3
Publication Date:Feb 2015
Publisher:Reaktion Books, Limited
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $60.00
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No other civilization in the pre-modern world was more obsessed with creating underground burial structures than the Chinese. For at least five thousand years, from the fourth millennium BCE to the early twentieth century, Chinese people devoted an extraordinary amount of wealth and labour to building tombs and furnishing them with exquisite objects and images.In art history these ancient burial sites have mainly been appreciated as 'treasure troves' of exciting and often previously...
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Hung, Wu (Author)
Wu Hung is Harrie A. Vanderstappen Distinguished Service Professor in Chinese art history at the University of Chicago.


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