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Book: History of Far Eastern Art, Hard Cover

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Detail:  656 images an 60 color plates in hard cover in very good condition, like new.  527 pages. Library of Congress # 64-11575.  A comprehensive study and research on oriental art.  Book includes a comparative time chart, maps, chronological tables, guide to pronunciation.  Contents in four parts:  Part One – Early culture and art:  The stone age, bronze age, early iron age.  Part Two – International influence of Buddhist art, early Buddhist art in India, the international Gupta style, the expansion of Buddhist art to the far east.  Part Three – The rise of national Indian and Indonesian styles, early Hindu art in India, Medieval Hindu art, the medieval art of Southeast Asia and Indonesia.  Part Four:  Chinese and Japanese National styles and the interplay of Chinese and Japanese art, the rise of the arts of painting and ceramic in China, the beginnings of developed Japanese art styles, Japanese art of the Kamakura period, Chinese painting and ceramics of the Sung Dynasty, Japanese art of the Ashikaga period, later Chinese art, later Japanese art. 

A superb reference book!


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