匠心與仙工 -- 明清雕刻展:竹木果核篇Jiangxin yu Xiangong -- Mingqing Diaoke Zhan: Zhumu Guohe pian. Jo-hsin:::嵇若昕 Chi.

匠心與仙工 -- 明清雕刻展:竹木果核篇
Jiangxin yu Xiangong -- Mingqing Diaoke Zhan: Zhumu Guohe pian

Uncanny Ingenuity and Celestial Feats-The Carvings of Ming and Qing Dynasties: Bamboo, Wood, and Fruit Stones

嵇若昕

8.5 x 11.75", 202 pp, fully illustrated in color, text in Chinese, paper, Taipei, 2010. Item #44226
ISBN: 9789575625672

The majority of Ming and Qing carvings now held by the National Palace Museum came from the Qing Palace, and their ingenuous workmanship often absolutely astound visitors. With the "Carvings of Ming and Qing Dynasties" exhibition, the National Palace Museum has also published this fine collection of carved artifacts, divided into two major categories: "Art of Bamboo, Wood and Fruit Stone Carving" and "Art of Ivory and Rhinoceros Horn Carving". This is the first professional volume on the art of carving designed by the Museum, and include not only an enormous number of illustrations but also relevant studies and essays. For certain masterpieces minute intricacies have also been magnified to enable closer study, and readers will undoubtedly be amazed by such celestial craftsmanship, as well as relive the joys of the ancient literati in appreciating such pieces.

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