Chinese Art First Edition Jenyns Watson Full Color Prints Textiles Glass etc
Volume IV - The Minor Arts II. Textiles, Glass and painting on glass, Carvings in ivory and rhinoceros horn, Carvings in hardstones, Snuff-bottles, Inkcakes and Inkstones. Soame Jenyns, with editorial assistance of William Watson. The Fourth and final book in this comprehensive series about the many-sided facets of Chinese art and artisanship throughout the centuries, this is a companion volume to Chinese Art III which completes a detailed study of Chinese Minor, or Decorative, Arts. In his new book Mr. Jenyns shows the development and meaning of the artistry and craftsmanship of Chinese masters and how they deeply influenced Western Art and fashions. The chapter on textiles shows the history of this craft from as early as the Shang dynasty. That on glass and painting on glass opens the doors of deeper understanding of this little-known world of the artisan to Western minds. When writing of carvings on ivory and rhinoceros horn, the author deals expertly with a subject which is probably the most familiar in the West and is held in the greatest affection. Jenyns is the Department of Oriental Antiquities in the British Museum, London, and is widely known for his writings about Chinese and Japanese ceramics as well as for his studies and expert knowledge of other forms of Oriental art. The illustrations in color and monochrome show superb examples of pieces of art now found in museums and private collections in the United States, Europe, and the Far East.
324 pages, 65 color plates, 149 plates in monochrome with complete and detailed descriptions, bibliographical notes. Text and binding by Verlagsanstalt Benziger & Co. Reproductions in four colour offset lithography by Imprimeries Reunies S. Illustrations in heliogravure by Establissements Braun & Cie S. A thick volume full of Chinese Art, in breathtaking full color reproductions, as well as many black-and-white prints of famous antique Chinese art pieces.
With the editorial assistance of William Watson F. From the Estate of renowned Hollywood Screenwriter and Producer, and FIRST recipient of the Emmy Award, Stanley Rubin. I have many other items listed, including other art books, most in rare, collectible formats, containing full size (sometimes 2-page) reproductions of famous works of art, artifacts of world art heritage pieces, and more.