The art of Chinese silk

The art of Chinese silk


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The time of publication:2012-11
Press:Foreign Languages Press
Author:Zhao Feng Qu Zhiren
Pages:561
BookTitle:The art of Chinese silk
Summary of contents
The copyright page: illustration: on the basis of the controversial archaeological data that sixth Century could be an important period of the introduction of new weaving technology, although no documentary evidence to explain why there was such a change. But we know that the weavers have mastered the latitude of flowering, and in sixth Century, the Persian envoy with gold braid patterns of attractive goods to China palace. The Chinese court officials and nobles of golden beautiful Persian fabrics eyes, they have never seen in Chinese textile mill. When China's only gold fabric is printed with gold and silver patterns of yarn, this is known as in the Western Han Dynasty (see Figure 3 - 17). But also in foreign textile patterns including sheep, lions, deer and other animals, caused the Tang Dynasty the liberal elite fashion frenzy, they opened an unprecedented market for foreign high quality fabric. The unearthed the earliest existing Chinese Zhijin textile in Qinghai Province, Dulan, may seven or eighth Century produced in the Tang Dynasty (see Figure 5 - 25). This is a color brocade belt, 70 cm long, 3.2 cm wide, decorated with hexagonal turtle pattern, with the golden plain woven into and on the back cut, so the fabric back no gold. There are many archaeological discoveries recorded this period after flowering into technical change color weft weave pattern. Due to the sudden expansion of weaving technology, resulting in "Yupian" instead of "by the" release "weaving" -- so brief explanation no longer meets the reality of Chinese luxury silk. Two external decorative patterns of influence in the southern and Northern Dynasties, many alien dynasty ruled China north and west regions, China and Central Asia unofficial textile and production technology exchanges. The new pattern and design, and the introduction of new weave is often attributed to the Xinjiang and Sogdian craftsmen, their biographies can be found in the Northern Dynasties, Sui and Tang Dynasties in history books. From the Persian especially the Sassanid Dynasty (AD 224 ~ 652 years) of the fabric weave and fashion design, certainly early in the year 455 for the Chinese people, the history of the earliest Sassanian envoys came to China is in the Northern Wei dynasty. A Persian brocade of literature appeared in many times in china. Liang Dynasty (AD 502 ~ 556 years) reported to the men and women like to wear "gold embroidered gown at the wedding". In addition, the Persian brocade "also appeared in Kan's Gaochang (AD 460 ~ 488 years or 491 years) of the manuscript, and Zhuo unearthed from tomb No. 90 of the time in about A.D. 482. The Persian brocade is recorded in a funerary list "Gao Changzhang and the thirteen years of filial piety attitude Shu" unearthed burial clothes on this list in Astana tomb No. 170, about the time in 543 a.d.. The Persian fabrics by "Zhang" measurement instead of the usual "". In addition, there is still the Persian brocade "beam" in the accounts of the relevant slip. In 520 years, Liang Wudi (AD 502 ~ 549 years in office), these goods as a tribute was brought to china. 
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the first chapter general interpretation of ancient Chinese silk and
second chapter of mulberry silk origin and the beginning of the ancient to the Warring States era silk production
third chapter silk culture of classical system of Qin and Han Dynasties of Wei and Jin Dynasty the silk art
fourth chapter in the confrontation in the sustainable development of the northern and Southern Dynasties art silk
fifth chapter fusion and Innovation -- the Five Dynasties period and art silk
sixth chapter civil different wind - Song Liao Jin Xixia silk art
seventh chapter multiple - Yuan Dynasty silk art
eighth chapters to the high accuracy of the Ming Dynasty silk art
ninth chapter classical arts system into the peak in the Qing Dynasty silk art
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index @##@ thanks "The Chinese culture and Civilization: the art of Chinese silk" of about 42 words. The main body consists of nine chapters. The two article first famous scholars in the field of beautiful silk, by writing, humane environment and historical background, on the development of Chinese silk art and its evolution. The main part is composed of Chinese silk academic first-class scholars divided into chapters written chapters from the history of culture, the angle of art history, from the Neolithic Age to the early twentieth Century on the Chinese silk weaving skills, artistic characteristics, production pattern, artificial system, as well as politics, economy, culture, fashion and art in foreign made influence on the system the development of interpretation. Chinese and foreign authors in different angle of thousands of years of Chinese silk spread widely in the cultural exchange contribution makes a clear exposition.
with the text with pictures about 650 pictures, the archaeological results since the important complement each other cards form display, interpretation of overseas collection of famous masterpieces and the last century. Fabric images were selected from the Chinese mainland and Hongkong and Taiwan areas, as well as America, Britain, France, Canada, Russia, Japan, Austria and other country's cultural institutions and personal collections, many previously unpublished.
for the convenience of the reader to verify, retrieval, book containing a complete list, map, annotation and noun index.
Chapter abstract
This book is not only a world-class scholars first collective try writing a general history of Chinese silk, but Chinese and Western scholars in this regard a unprecedented cooperation. The event is of special significance to its publication itself is the long and splendid history of silk. - the United States Metropolitan Museum of Art New York Asian Art Department Brooke Russell Astor president for life Qu Zhiren for the study of silk and silk technology, art, history, archaeology and other multidisciplinary cooperation and research personally do, not thorough explanation of related literature and cultural relics. Therefore, in the East West publications, has so far failed to see the comprehensive discussion of a Chinese silk art works. The publication of this book, not only can promote the academic research, but also the related discipline research and ordinary readers are looking forward to a general works, its social influence can also look forward to. -- Peking University history professor Rong Xinjiang this with a two in both English and Chinese language publication, the systemOverall elaborate and meticulous rigorous discussion, lively and clear text, friendly and peaceful, can make the benefit at the same time Chinese readers and readers of English, will be on the development and dissemination of the ancient Chinese civilization play a big role. Tsinghua University professor of Academy of Fine Arts, deputy director of the academic committee is just 
Media attention and comments
This book is not only a world-class scholars first collective try writing a general history of Chinese silk, but Chinese and Western scholars in this regard a unprecedented cooperation. The event is of special significance to its publication itself is the long and splendid history of silk. - the United States Metropolitan Museum of Art New York Asian Art Department Brooke Russell Astor president for life Qu Zhiren for the study of silk and silk technology, art, history, archaeology and other multidisciplinary cooperation and research personally do, cannot thoroughly explain the relevant literature and cultural relics. Therefore, in the East West publications, has so far failed to see the comprehensive discussion of a Chinese silk art works. The publication of this book, not only can promote the academic research, but also the related discipline research and ordinary readers are looking forward to a general works, its social influence can also look forward to. -- Peking University history professor Rong Xinjiang this with a two Chinese and English language publishing, the systematic and comprehensive exposition, meticulous rigorous discussion, lively and clear text, friendly and peaceful, can make the benefit at the same time Chinese readers and readers of English, will play a great role to promote and spread the ancient Chinese civilization. Shang Gang of Tsinghua University, Professor of Academy of Fine Arts, deputy director of the academic committee
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  •     Very good, coated paper, printing quality, academic value is relatively high.