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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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We might think the Egyptians were the masters of building tombs, but no other civilization has devoted more time and resources to underground burial structures than the Chinese. For at least five thousand years, from the fourth millennium B.C.E. to the early twentieth century, the Chinese have been building some of the world's most elaborate tombs and furnishing them with exquisite objects. It is these objects and the concept of the tomb as a "treasure-trove" that The Art of...
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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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