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By Gustav Ecke

ISBN-10: 0486251713

ISBN-13: 9780486251714

ISBN-10: 0804800987

ISBN-13: 9780804800983

Westerners have lengthy well-liked chinese language furnishings for its toughness, internal power, quiet restraint, and straightforward dignity. in particular beautiful to the expert eye are its purity of line, devotion to element, and wonderful building. This unabridged reprint of a unprecedented vintage presents fanatics of chinese language furnishings with an enlightened dialogue of the accomplishments accomplished by means of positive craftsmen over the centuries, together with the classy degrees attained throughout the early Shang interval (1766–1123 B. C.), the transitional section of cabinetmaking through the Yuan Dynasty (1280–1368 A.D.), and the perfection in craftsmanship reached in the course of the Ming Dynasty (1368–1644 A.D.). The textual content additionally stories the origins and improvement of easy kinds and strategies of development — from the choice of wooden to its processing, slicing, becoming a member of, ornamentation, and ultimate polishing.
Long thought of the definitive paintings on chinese language hardwood furnishings in a Western language, this imperative advisor includes 161 exceptional plates that come with photos and drawings of tables, chairs, couches, cupboards, cabinets, and wardrobes. There also are measured drawings for 21 exquisitely crafted items for woodworkers attracted to growing actual chinese language furniture.
When the 1st version of this quantity was once released greater than forty years in the past in Peking, merely two hundred copies have been revealed. this day, all the few final originals is worthy numerous millions of greenbacks. Now on hand in a good-looking and reasonable reprint version, this quantity is a distinct addition to the libraries of woodworkers, artwork fanatics, and a person drawn to chinese language tradition and décor.

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