Appreciating China: Gifts from Ruth and Bruce Dayton. Robert D. Jacobsen.

Appreciating China: Gifts from Ruth and Bruce Dayton

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 2002. Hardcover. 8.8 x 12.4", 352 pp., 218 items illustrated in color, cloth, d.j., Minneapolis, 2002. Item #26050
ISBN: 1588860299

This beautifully designed and illustrated catalogue presents the 218 gifts of Chinese art from Ruth and Bruce Dayton to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Ranging in date from the Shang to the Qing, these objects were carefully chosen to form a high-quality and well-balanced collection that encompasses all classical Chinese traditions. They include ancient metalwork, Buddhist arts, lacquer, ceramics, painting and calligraphy, classical furniture and literati objects.

Among the highlights are a Warring States inlaid bronze chariot fitting, a large Han bronze horse and a Han bronze money tree, a Song wooden Buddhist sculpture, Ming sutras and Taoist paintings, Sino-Tibetan Buddhist arts, outstanding lacquerwares of the Han, Song, Yuan, and Ming dynasties, Song, Yuan and Ming paintings in the literati tradition, Ming hardwood furniture, and a variety of scholar's objects.

Price: $49.95

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