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Inhaltsangabe: Chinese blue and white porcelain was a unique contribution to the history of ceramic technology. From its development at the beginning of the fourteenth century, and through its technical originality and artistic brilliance in intervening years, it has continued to captivate and inspire around the world. This beautifully illustrated book traces the history and evolution of blue and white in China, first during the Yuan dynasty, when the Mongols ruled all of Asia creating an environment in which blue and white could travel swiftly as far as the Mediterranean. In the fifteenth century the Chinese became enamoured of their own product, while at the same time the Ming potters were susceptible to ideas and influences from the Islamic world. During the colonial period of the Portuguese, Dutch and British expansion they responded to other commercial and aesthetic pressures. From the sixteenth century onwards, collecting became a passion and was a major influence on the concept of chinoiserie.
About the Author: Professor John Carswell was Director of the Islamic Department at Sotheby's. Previously he was Director of the Smart Museum and Curator of the Oriental Institute Museum at the University of Chicago and Professor of Fine Arts at the American University of Beirut for twenty years. He has written extensively on Chinese porcelain and Islamic art and architecture. His publications include The Kutahya Tiles and Pottery in the Armenian Cathedral of St James, Jerusalem (Oxford 1972), Chinese Ceramics in the Sadberk Hanim Museum (Istanbul 1995) and Iznik Pottery (BMP 2006).
Buchbeschreibung British Museum Press, 2007. Paperback. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P110714124494