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Chinese Art, Abbate, Francesco
1 Abbate, Francesco
Chinese Art
London Octopus Books 1972 0706400275 / 9780706400274 Hardcover Very Good Very Good 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall 
Cloth, gilt, 158 pp., chiefly 101 col. illus., biblio; 20 cm. Firm binding, clean inside copy. Age toning, edges lightly soiled. Dust jacket, with age-toned flaps, protected in a mylar book cover. CONTENTS: The Shang dynasty (1523-1028 BC); The reign of the Chou (1027-256 BC); The Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220); The six dynasties (220-590); The brief reign of the Sui (581-618); The T'ang dynasty (618-906); The five dynasties (907-60); The Sung nationalists (960-1279); The Yu¨an Mongols (1260-1368); The Ming (1368-1644); The Ch'ing (1644-1912). 
Price: 9.95 USD
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Avatars and Antiheroes: A Guide to Contemporary Chinese Artists, Albertini, Claudia
2 Albertini, Claudia
Avatars and Antiheroes: A Guide to Contemporary Chinese Artists
Tokyo Kodansha International 2008 4770030711 / 9784770030719 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Collectible 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Cloth, 174 pp., col. illus.; 26 cm. Firm binding, clean inside copy. Dust jacket protected in a mylar book cover. Includes: Ai Weiwei, Cai Guoqiang, Cao Fei, Chen Ke, Chen Lingyang, Chen Shaoxiong, Cui Xiuwen, Fang Lijun, Feng Zhengjie, Gu Dexin, He Sen, He Yunchang, Jiang Zhi, Kan Xuan, Liang Yue, Lin Tianmiao, Liu Ding, Liu Wei, Ma Liuming, Rong Rong and Inri, Shi Jinsong, Song Dong, Wang Guangyi, Wang Jianwei, Wang Xingwei, Weng Fen, Xiao Lu, Xie Nanxing, Xing Danwen, Xu Zhen, Yan Lei, Yang Fudong, Yang Shaobin, Yang Zhenzhong, Yin Xiuzhen, Yue Minjun, Zhang Huan, Zhang Peili, Zhang Xiaogang and Zhang Yue. 
Price: 39.95 USD
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Painters and Politics in the People's Republic of China, 1949-1979, Andrews, Julia F.
3 Andrews, Julia F.
Painters and Politics in the People's Republic of China, 1949-1979
Berkeley, CA University of California Press 1994 0520079817 / 9780520079816 1st Hardcover Very Good Fine Collectible 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Cloth, gilt, xv, 568 pp., illus. (some col.), biblio., index; 27 cm. Near fine. Firm binding, clean inside copy. Age toning, edges lightly soiled. First Edition, First Printing. Dust jacket protected in a mylar book cover. OVERSIZE! No priority/international, except by special arrangement. "Julia Andrews's extraordinary study of art, artists, and artistic policy during the first three decades of the People's Republic of China makes a major contribution to our understanding of modern China. From 1949 to 1979 the Chinese government controlled the lives and work of the country's artists--these were also years of extreme isolation from international artistic dialogue. During this period the Chinese Communist Party succeeded in eradicating most of the artistic styles and techniques it found politically repugnant. By 1979, traditional landscape painting had been replaced by a new style and subject that was strikingly different from both contemporary Western art and that of other Chinese areas such as Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore. Through vivid firsthand accounts, Andrews recreates the careers of many individual artists who were forced to submit to a vacillating policy regarding style, technique, medium, and genre. She discusses the cultural controls that the government used, the ways in which artists responded, and the works of art that emerged as a result. She particularly emphasizes the influence of the Soviet Union on Chinese art and the problems it created for the practice of traditional painting. / Julia F. Andrews is Assistant Professor of Art History, Ohio State University." - Publisher. CONTENTS: Revolutionaries and Academics Art of the Republican Period; The Reform of Chinese Art 1949-1952; From Popularization to Specialization; The Politicization of Guohua; The Great Leap Forward and Its Aftermath More, Faster Better Cheaper"; The Cultural Revolution; The Transition to "Artistic Democracy" 1976-1979. 
Price: 1499.95 USD
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Chinese Wood-Block Prints, Art Department, China Publications Centre (Edited by)
4 Art Department, China Publications Centre (Edited by)
Chinese Wood-Block Prints
Beijing China Publications Centre 1983 Soft Cover Very Good Oblong 
122 pp., illus. (some col.); 22 x 23 cm. Text in English and Chinese. Tight, clean copy. Moderate edgewear to wraps/spine bumped at the heel. Age toning. 
Price: 29.95 USD
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The Pivotal Decade: Hong Kong Art, 1997-2007 = Mian zhi shi sui, Xianggang yi shu, 1997-2007, Au-yeung, Henry, and Ying, Kwok (Curated by)
5 Au-yeung, Henry, and Ying, Kwok (Curated by)
The Pivotal Decade: Hong Kong Art, 1997-2007 = Mian zhi shi sui, Xianggang yi shu, 1997-2007
Hong Kong Grotto Fine Art Limited 2007 First Edition Soft Cover Fine Exhibition Catalogue 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
1 vol. (unpaged), col. illus.; 21 cm. Text in English and Chinese. Published on the occasion ot travelling exhibition The Pivot Decade: Hong Kong Art 1997-2007. Firm binding, clean inside copy. 
Price: 69.95 USD
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The Heart of the World: A Journey to the Last Secret Place, Baker, Ian; Lama, Dalai (Introduction by)
6 Baker, Ian; Lama, Dalai (Introduction by)
The Heart of the World: A Journey to the Last Secret Place
New York Penguin Press 2004 1594200270 / 9781594200274 Hardcover Very Good Fine Collectible 8vo - over 7¾ SIGNED
xxiv, 511 pp., illus., maps, bib. notes, index; 25 cm. SIGNED by the author on a literary society bookplate pasted onto the front free endpaper. Dust jacket protected in a mylar book cover. "The myth of Shangri-la originates in Tibetan Buddhist beliefs in beyul, or hidden lands, sacred sanctuaries that reveal themselves to devout pilgrims and in times of crisis. The more remote and inaccessible the beyul, the vaster its reputed qualities. Ancient Tibetan prophecies declare that the greatest of all hidden lands lies at the heart of the forbidding Tsangpo Gorge, deep in the Himalayas and veiled by a colossal waterfall. Nineteenth-century accounts of this fabled waterfall inspired a series of ill-fated European expeditions that ended prematurely in 1925 when the intrepid British plant collector Frank Kingdon-Ward penetrated all but a five-mile section of the Tsangpo's innermost gorge and declared that the falls were no more than a 'religious myth' and a 'romance of geography.' The heart of the Tsangpo Gorge remained a blank spot on the map of world exploration until world-class climber and Buddhist scholar Ian Baker delved into the legends. Whatever cryptic Tibetan scrolls or past explorers had said about the Tsangpo's innermost gorge, Baker determined, could be verified only by exploring the uncharted five-mile gap. After several years of encountering sheer cliffs, maelstroms of impassable white water, and dense leech-infested jungles, on the last of a series of extraordinary expeditions, Baker and his National Geographic-sponsored team reached the depths of the Tsangpo Gorge. They made news worldwide by finding there a 108-foot-high waterfall, the legendary grail of Western explorers and Tibetan seekers alike. The Heart of the World is one of the most captivating stories of exploration and discovery in recent memory-an extraordinary journey to one of the wildest and most inaccessible places on earth and a pilgrimage to the heart of the Tibetan Buddhist faith. / Ian Baker has lived in Kathmandu, Nepal, and been a student of Tibetan Buddhism for more than twenty years. He studied fine arts, literature, and comparative religion at Middlebury College, Oxford University, and Columbia University. He has written several books on Tibet and Tibetan Buddhism, including The Tibetan Art of Healing, Celestial Gallery, and The Dalai Lama's Secret Temple: Tantric Wall Paintings from Tibet. He is also the coauthor of Tibet: Reflections from the Wheel of Life and has contributed articles to Explorers Journal and National Geographic magazine." - Publisher. 
Price: 19.95 USD
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The Mummies of Urumchi, Barber, Elizabeth Wayland
7 Barber, Elizabeth Wayland
The Mummies of Urumchi
New York and London W. W. Norton & Company, Inc. 1999 0393045218 / 9780393045215 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Very Good Fine 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
240 pp., illus. (some col.), biblio., index; 25 cm. Firm binding, clean text. A gently browsed, clean copy, withdrawn from a private library, with ownership markings on the front free endpaper only. Fine DJ. 4,000-year-old Central Asian mummies; ancient textiles of the Bronze Age. 
Price: 9.95 USD
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The Art of Writing: Teachings of the Chinese Masters, Barnstone, Tony, and Ping, Chou (Translated and Edited by)
8 Barnstone, Tony, and Ping, Chou (Translated and Edited by)
The Art of Writing: Teachings of the Chinese Masters
Boston and London Shambhala Publications 1996 157062092X / 9781570620928 First Edition, First Printing Soft Cover Very Good Collectible 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall 
xiii, 94 pp., biblio.; 19 cm. Near fine. Tight, clean copy. Age toning. A near-fine copy of the first printing, age toning. 
Price: 17.95 USD
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Over Hong Kong, Bartlett, Magnus (Photographs by); Spurr, Russell (Introduction by)
9 Bartlett, Magnus (Photographs by); Spurr, Russell (Introduction by)
Over Hong Kong
Hong Kong Odyssey Productions 1990 Hardcover Fine Fine Collectible Oblong 
144 pp., chiefly col. illus., 1 map, index; 26 x 29 cm. "Volume Three." Firm binding, clean inside copy. Dust jacket protected in a mylar book cover. OVERSIZE! No priority/international, except by special arrangement. Richly illustrated with colour plates. Scarce. 
Price: 79.95 USD
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Classics in Chinese Philosophy, Baskin, Wade (Edited by)
10 Baskin, Wade (Edited by)
Classics in Chinese Philosophy
Totowa, NJ Littlefield, Adams 1974 0822602741 / 9780822602743 Trade Paperback Very Good 8vo - over 7¾ 
737 pp.; 21 cm. Tight, clean copy. Light edgewear to wraps, age toning. 
Price: 9.95 USD
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The World of Buddhism, Bechert, Heinz, and Gombrich, Richard (Joint Editors)
11 Bechert, Heinz, and Gombrich, Richard (Joint Editors)
The World of Buddhism
London and New York Thames and Hudson 1991 0500276285 / 9780500276280 Reprint Soft Cover Fine 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
308 pp., illus. (some col.), biblio., index; 30 cm. Firm binding, clean inside copy. OVERSIZE! No priority/air, except by special arrangement. With 297 illustrations, 82 in colour. 
Price: 24.95 USD
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Book of Oriental Carpets and Rugs, Bennett, Ian
12 Bennett, Ian
Book of Oriental Carpets and Rugs
London Hamlyn 1972 060039249X / 9780600392491 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Cloth, gilt, 128 pp., illus. (some col.), map, index; 29 cm. Firm binding, clean inside copy. Age toning. Dust jacket, with light shelfwear & slightly sunned spine, protected in a mylar book cover. OVERSIZE! No priority/international, except by special arrangement. 
Price: 11.95 USD
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Book of Oriental Carpets and Rugs, Bennett, Ian
13 Bennett, Ian
Book of Oriental Carpets and Rugs
London Hamlyn 1972 060039249X / 9780600392491 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Cloth, gilt, 128 pp., illus. (some col.), map, index; 29 cm. Firm binding, clean inside copy. Age toning. Dust jacket, with light shelfwear, protected in a mylar book cover. OVERSIZE! No priority/international, except by special arrangement. 
Price: 19.95 USD
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Ancestral Dwellings: Furnishing the Han Tomb, Berger, Patricia (Curated by)
14 Berger, Patricia (Curated by)
Ancestral Dwellings: Furnishing the Han Tomb
San Francisco Asian Art Museum of San Francisco 1987 First Edition Wraps Fine Exhibition Catalogue 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
24 pp., illus.; 23 cm. Exhibition held March 7-July 12, 1987. Firm binding, clean inside copy. Includes Essay ("A Han View of Life after Death") and exhibition checklist. 
Price: 19.95 USD
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Marco Polo: From Venice to Xanadu, Bergreen, Laurence
15 Bergreen, Laurence
Marco Polo: From Venice to Xanadu
New York Alfred A. Knopf; A Borzoi Book 2007 140004345X / 9781400043453 Hard Cover Fine Fine Collectible 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall SIGNED
415 pp., [24] pp. of plates, illus. (chiefly col.), maps, biblio., index; 25 cm. SIGNED by author on a bookplate pasted onto the front free endpaper. A fine copy. Dust jacket protected in a mylar book cover. "As the most celebrated European to explore Asia, Marco Polo was the original global traveler and the earliest bridge between East and West. A universal icon of adventure and discovery, he has inspired six centuries of popular fascination and spurious mythology. Now, from the acclaimed author of Over the Edge of the World: Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe ... comes the first fully authoritative biography of one of the most enchanting figures in world history. / Laurence Bergreen is the prize-winning author of Over the Edge of the World: Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe, as well as James Agee: A Life; Louis Armstrong: An Extravagant Life; Capone: The Man and the Era; and As Thousands Cheer: The Life of Irving Berlin, each considered the definitive work on its subject. A graduate of Harvard University, he lives in New York City. As part of the research for this book, he traveled Marco Polo's route across Mongolia and China." - Publisher. 
Price: 24.95 USD
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Marco Polo: From Venice to Xanadu, Bergreen, Laurence
16 Bergreen, Laurence
Marco Polo: From Venice to Xanadu
New York Alfred A. Knopf; A Borzoi Book 2007 140004345X / 9781400043453 1st Hardcover Fine Fine Collectible 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
415 pp., [24] pp. of plates, illus. (chiefly col.), maps, biblio., index; 25 cm. Tight, clean copy. Stated "First Edition." Dust jacket protected in a mylar book cover. A fine copy of the first printing. "As the most celebrated European to explore Asia, Marco Polo was the original global traveler and the earliest bridge between East and West. A universal icon of adventure and discovery, he has inspired six centuries of popular fascination and spurious mythology. Now, from the acclaimed author of Over the Edge of the World: Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe . comes the first fully authoritative biography of one of the most enchanting figures in world history. / Laurence Bergreen is the prize-winning author of Over the Edge of the World: Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe, as well as James Agee: A Life; Louis Armstrong: An Extravagant Life; Capone: The Man and the Era; and As Thousands Cheer: The Life of Irving Berlin, each considered the definitive work on its subject. A graduate of Harvard University, he lives in New York City. As part of the research for this book, he traveled Marco Polo's route across Mongolia and China." - Publisher. 
Price: 17.95 USD
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Emperor Qin Shihuang's Eternal Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses: A Mighty and Valiant Underground Army Over 2,200 Years Back, Bing-wu, Li (Edited by); Rui-lin, Li (Translated by)
17 Bing-wu, Li (Edited by); Rui-lin, Li (Translated by)
Emperor Qin Shihuang's Eternal Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses: A Mighty and Valiant Underground Army Over 2,200 Years Back
Shaanxi Shaanxi Sanqin Publishing House 1994 7805467986 / 9787805467986 Soft Cover Good Exhibition Catalogue 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
128 pp., col. illus., map; 29 cm. Good+. Firm binding, clean text. Previous owner's signature/half-title page, otherwise unmarked. Moderate shelfwear to wraps, with rubbing & wear to extremities. 
Price: 7.95 USD
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Painting in the Far East: An Introduction to the History of Pictorial Art in Asia, Especially China and Japan, Binyon, Laurence
18 Binyon, Laurence
Painting in the Far East: An Introduction to the History of Pictorial Art in Asia, Especially China and Japan
New York Dover Publications 1959 Third Edition Trade Paperback Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
xx, 297 pp., bib. notes, index; 24 cm. Good+. Firm binding, clean inside copy. Light dust spotting/edges. Age toning. 
Price: 4.95 USD
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19 Binyon, Laurence
The Spirit of Man in Asian Art: Being the Charles Eliot Norton Lectures Delivered in Harvard University 1933-34
Cambridge, MA Harvard University Press 1935 Reprint, 1936 Hard Cover Very Good No DJ 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Cloth, gilt, xv, 217 pp., 70 pl.; 23 cm. Firm binding, clean inside copy. Gilt lettering on spine faded. Browning. A solid copy. 
Price: 29.95 USD
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Learning from Hangzhou = Xiang Hangzhou Xue Xi, Borysevicz, Mathieu; Venturi, Robert, and Brown, Denise Scott (Preface by)
20 Borysevicz, Mathieu; Venturi, Robert, and Brown, Denise Scott (Preface by)
Learning from Hangzhou = Xiang Hangzhou Xue Xi
Hong Kong Timezone 8 2009 9881803365 / 9789881803368 Soft Cover Fine Oblong 
327 pp., chiefly col. illus.; 25 x 28 cm. Parallel texts in English and Chinese. AS NEW. OVERSIZE! No priority/international, except by special arrangement. CONTENTS: Demolition/Construction Site: Cycles of Reoccurrence; Architectural Eclecticism: Stylistic Diversity Past and Present; The Performative in Architecture; The Sign as a Building/The Building as Sign: Advertising's Claustrophobia Effect, Micro to Macro; The Urban Canvas, An Image Spectacle: Representational and Non-Representational; Markets Inside/Out. 
Price: 49.95 USD
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