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Author Hay, Jonathan, 1956-

Title Sensuous surfaces : the decorative object in early modern China / Jonathan Hay
Published Honolulu, HI ; London : University of Hawaiʻi Press : Reaktion Books, ©2010


Description 1 online resource (440 pages) : color illustrations
Series BMJ Books
Contents The decorative object -- The surfacescape's resources -- From surfacescapes to objectscapes
Summary ?Sensuous Surfaces is a systematic introduction to the decorative arts in Ming and Qing dynasty China. Jonathan Hay's analysis takes in both material and technique, and also issues of patronage and taste, which together formed a loose system of informal rules that affected every level of decoration in early modern China, from an individual object to the arrangement of an entire residential interior. By engaging the actual and metaphoric potential of surface, this system guided the production and use of the decorative arts during a period of explosive growth, which started in the late sixt
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 417-422) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Decorative arts -- China -- History -- Ming-Qing dynasties, 1368-1912.
Decorative arts -- Ming-Qing dynasties
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2010004931
ISBN 9781861898463