Illustrated Catalogue of Chinese Government Exhibits for the International Exhibition of Chinese Art in London. 4 Volumes.
Shanghai Commercial Press, Ltd, China. 1936, 1st Edition. Hardcover. Book, English and Chinese text; Hardcover (original blue cloth silk with gilt design - without dust jacket); 19.5 x 27.6 cm; 3.357 Kg; 4 volumes: 1. Bronze (101 pages); 2. Porcelain (3 parts) (244 pages); 3. Painting and Calligraphy (256 pages); 4. Miscellaneous (191 pages) (Tapestry and Embroidery, Jade, Cloisonné, Red Lacquer, Fans, Furniture and Writing Accessories, Archaeological Exhibits and Ancient Books); all with black and white illustrations.; Signs of wear in the hardcover cloth. Minor edgeworn. Minor scuffs on the front cover of the four volumes and on the back cover of the second and third volumes; The gilt designs on the front cover of the second and forth volume show minor yellowing marks. The interior is in very good condition with minor signs of wear.; Catalogue for the International Exhibition of Chinese Art held by the Royal Academy of Arts at Burlington House, London, from the 28th November 1935 to 7th March 1936. This was the largest exhibition of Chinese Art ever mounted. More than 780 works from the Chinese government collection were shown at the exhibition, along with an additional 3,100 pieces belonging to some 240 collections from other countries. This catalogue shows the government exhibits selected that comprise Bronze, Porcelain, Painting, Calligraphy, Jade, Carvings in Red Lacquer, Cloisonné, etc, some of these works were never seen before by Westerners and are from the Palace Museum, The National Museum, The Academia Sinica, The Henan Provincial Museum and the Anhui Provincial Library. The exhibition was well received and attended, attracting a total of 401,768 visitors and increased the study of Chinese art revolutionizing Chinese art history as an intellectual discipline. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 161ABE
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Keywords: CHINESE ART,EXHIBITIONS,BRONZE,PORCELAIN,PAINTING,CALLYGRAPHY,TAPESTRY,EMBROIDERY,JADE,CLOISONNÉ,RED LACQUER,FANS,FURNITURE,ANCIENT BOOKS