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Jade - From Emperors to Art Deco

Jade - From Emperors to Art Deco


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Artikelcode: 9084

 

Jade - From Emperors to Art Deco
287 pages
Color photos
Hard cover
31 x 24 cm
1,843 kg
English

Over 200 works - drawn from prestigious French and international collections, including some of the most magnificent masterpieces from the Chinese imperial collections - here re-create the epic story of the history and aesthetics of jade.
From the dawn of Chinese civilisation, when it became imbued with its quintessential qualities, to the 1920s, when this stone 'more precious than gold' became the source of inspiration for modernist jewellery and objets d'art, the authoritative essays and superb illustrations contained in these pages lift the veil on the history of this quintessential expression of Chinese culture.

Exhibition at the Musée national des arts asiatiques - Guimet in Paris, from 19 October 2016 to 16 January 2017 - with exceptional loans of masterpieces from the collections of the National Palace Museum, Taipei

CONTENTS
* Jade: Evolution of a Definition
* From Jade to Jades: a Naturalist Saga, between the Orient and the Occident
* The Work of Jade Carving
* The Jades from the Neolithic Period: Cultures, Forms and Functions
* Jades, from the Bronze Age to the Han
* Animal Forms
* The Continuity of Styles throughout the Ages
* The Taste of Chinese Literati
* Jade, Ritual and Power
* The Collector-Emperors (17th and 18th Centuries)
* The Taste of Emperor Qianlong Confronting the 'Debacle of Jade'
* 'Inscribed in Jade for Eternity'
* Jades from China and Elsewhere
* Artistic Interactions between the Chinese Empire and the Islamic World in the 14th-18th Centuries
* From the Summer Palace to the Palace of Fontainebleau
* The Chinese Museum of Empress Eugénie and its Collections
* From the Chinese Style to Art Deco