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The Resource Taoism and the arts of China, Stephen Little with Shawn Eichman ; with essays by Patricia Ebrey [and others]

Taoism and the arts of China, Stephen Little with Shawn Eichman ; with essays by Patricia Ebrey [and others]

Label
Taoism and the arts of China
Title
Taoism and the arts of China
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Little with Shawn Eichman ; with essays by Patricia Ebrey [and others]
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Taoism and the Arts of China brings together a collection of art from one of China's most ancient and influential traditions. Produced to accompany the first major exhibition ever organized on the Taoist philosophy and religion, this opulent book includes more than 150 works of art from as early as the late Zhou dynasty (5th-3rd century B.C.) to the Qing dynasty (1644-1911). Many of these works are paintings that show the breathtaking range of style and subject that makes the Taoist heritage so rich. Sculpture, calligraphy, rare books, textiles, and ritual objects are also represented." "Like the exhibition, the book is organized thematically. It begins with the sage Laozi, and moves on to explore the birth of religious Taoism and the interaction between Taoism, Buddhism, and Confucianism. A wealth of subjects is covered: the gods of the Taoist pantheon, ritual, the boundaries and intersections between Taoism and popular religion, Taoist immortals and realized beings, the role of alchemy, sacred landscape and its significance, and Taoist temples and their architecture." "Taoism and the Arts of China includes a series of introductory essays by scholars with a deep understanding of their subjects. Among the topics are a historical introduction to Taoism, archaeological evidence for early Taoist art, and a general introduction to the functions of art in religous Taoism. Illustrated with over 230 color images, this volume affords a sweeping view of an artisitic terrain that until now has received too little exposure in the West. Its publication constitutes a major advance in Western understanding of this important tradition."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Little, Stephen
Dewey number
704.9/4899514/0951
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N8199.T35
LC item number
L58 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Eichman, Shawn
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Taoist art
  • Art, Chinese
  • Taoism
  • Art, Taoist
  • Art, Chinese
  • Taoism
  • Art taoïste
  • Art chinois
  • Taoïsme
  • Art, Chinese
  • Taoism
  • Taoist art
  • China
  • Beeldende kunsten
  • Taoïsme
  • Kunst
  • Taoismus
  • China
Label
Taoism and the arts of China, Stephen Little with Shawn Eichman ; with essays by Patricia Ebrey [and others]
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 392-405) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Taoism and the arts of China / Stephen Little -- Taoism: the story of the way / Kristofer Schipper -- Taoist architecture / Nancy Shatzman Steinhardt -- Mapping early Taoist art: the visual culture of Wudoumi Dao / Wu Hung -- Taoism and art at the court of Song Huizong / Patricia Ebrey -- Catalogue of the exhibition. Part I : The formation of the Taoist tradition ; Laozi and the origins of Taoism ; Heaven and Earth : Taoist cosmology ; Sacred mountains and cults of the immortals ; Part II : The Taoist church ; The beginnings of religious Taoism ; Taoist ritual ; The Taoist pantheon ; Part III : The Taoist renaissance ; Taoism and popular religion ; Divine manifestations of Yin : goddesses and female saints ; Zhenwu, the perfected warrior ; Taoist immortals ; Inner alchemy and Its symbolism ; The sacred landscape -- Chinese names and terms
Control code
ocm44117921
Dimensions
31 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
415 pages
Isbn
9780520227859
Lccn
00034377
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o44117921
  • (OCoLC)44117921
Label
Taoism and the arts of China, Stephen Little with Shawn Eichman ; with essays by Patricia Ebrey [and others]
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 392-405) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Taoism and the arts of China / Stephen Little -- Taoism: the story of the way / Kristofer Schipper -- Taoist architecture / Nancy Shatzman Steinhardt -- Mapping early Taoist art: the visual culture of Wudoumi Dao / Wu Hung -- Taoism and art at the court of Song Huizong / Patricia Ebrey -- Catalogue of the exhibition. Part I : The formation of the Taoist tradition ; Laozi and the origins of Taoism ; Heaven and Earth : Taoist cosmology ; Sacred mountains and cults of the immortals ; Part II : The Taoist church ; The beginnings of religious Taoism ; Taoist ritual ; The Taoist pantheon ; Part III : The Taoist renaissance ; Taoism and popular religion ; Divine manifestations of Yin : goddesses and female saints ; Zhenwu, the perfected warrior ; Taoist immortals ; Inner alchemy and Its symbolism ; The sacred landscape -- Chinese names and terms
Control code
ocm44117921
Dimensions
31 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
415 pages
Isbn
9780520227859
Lccn
00034377
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o44117921
  • (OCoLC)44117921

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