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China : dawn of a golden age, 200-750 AD

"The integration of foreign motifs and styles with the traditional arts of China is the focus of this catalogue and the landmark exhibition that it accompanies, "China: Dawn of a Golden Age, 200-750 AD," held at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The exhibition compromises some three hundred objects, most of them excavated in recent years and many never before seen outside China. Each work is discussed in terms of its aesthetic qualities and art-historical significance and in the context of the philosophical and religious ideas that are reflected in iconography and style." "In an introductory essay, James C.Y. Watt, Brooke Russell Astor Chairman, Department of Asian Art, at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, discusses the art and history of the entire period. Essays by both Chinese and Western scholars explore important aspects of metalwork, glass, and textiles, as well as the development of Buddhist art in China."--Jacket
Print Book, English, ©2004
Metropolitan Museum of Art ; Yale University Press, New York, New Haven, ©2004
Exhibition catalogues
xxiv, 392 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (some color) ; 32 cm
9781588391261, 9781588391278, 9780300104875, 9780300203578, 1588391264, 1588391272, 0300104871, 0300203578
Online version:
Art and history in China from the 3rd through the 8th century / James C.Y. Watt
Central Asian metalwork in China / Boris I. Marshak
The art of glass along the silk road / An Jiayao
The evolution of textiles along the silk road / Zhao Feng
Buddha images of the northern plain, 4th-6th century / Su Bai
Buddhist art in China / Angela F. Howard
Catalogue. Late Han, late 2nd-early 3rd century
The coming of the Xianbei
Early Northern Wei dynasty
The western regions and the way thither
South China, 3rd-6th century
Luoyang and after, 6th century in the north
Arts of the Sui and early Tang dynasties, 581-755
Catalog of an exhibition held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Oct. 12, 2004-Jan. 23, 2005