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The World of Khubilai Khan: Chinese Art in the Yuan Dynasty

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  • 360 pages
  • 407 illustrations (379 in full color, 28 black-and-white) with 2 color maps and 2 black-and-white maps
  • Clothbound, with jacket
  • 9'' x 12''
  • Hardcover

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Edited by James C. Y. Watt

Our groundbreaking catalogue explores the art and culture produced during the time of Khubilai Khan and extending through the Yuan Dynasty (1271 1368), when China was ruled by the Mongols. In 1215, the year Khubilai Khan (12151294) was born, the Mongols made their first major incursion into North China and initiated a period of extraordinary creativity in the arts that was encouraged by the confluence of many cultures and ethnic groups. This period lasted approximately 150 years and had its greatest flowering in the Yuan dynasty, founded by Khubilai in 1271 and lasting until 1368.

The World of Khubilai Khan: Chinese Art in the Yuan Dynasty is a comprehensive study of the art and culture produced at this time by the Chinese and by the highly skilled craftsmen from Western and Central Asia, who were selected for their abilities and brought together in Northern Chinese workshops, where they exchanged ideas, styles, and art forms. The works they produced created a new art style that would influence the arts of China in all subsequent periods. In the ten essays included in this volume, art historians discuss the origins of new art forms, daily life in Yuan China, in particular at the imperial court and in the capital cities of Xanadu (Shangdu) and Dadu (Beijing), and the impact on the arts of the religions practiced at this time, including Buddhism, Daoism, Christianity, Manichaeism, Hinduism, and Islam. The essays are accompanied by beautifully reproduced color illustrations of works from Chinese and international collections.

360 pages, 407 illustrations (379 in full color, 28 black-and-white) with 2 color maps and 2 black-and-white maps. 9'' x 12''. Hardcover; clothbound with jacket.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

beautifully illustrated catalog
Luxist

elaborately illustrated book
Birmingham Post

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