This is one of the most useful books I have found for the study of early Han, Tang, etc. pottery figures. The illustrations are plentiful and streches over such a long period of time that it is possible for the reader to see the stylistic differences that sets the different periods apart.
The book is a catalog of an exhibition, organized jointly by Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Chinese Overseas Archaeological Exhibition Corporation, with four essays on Chinese beliefs in the afterworld, the Qin and Han tombs and mortuary architecture, funerary sculpture, and sculptural development of ceramic figures.
One of the more useful books on the subject. Not complete but I would not be without this one and for to recommend something to a beginner, this would be my first choice. Considering the price this book is available at, there are no excuse to not add it to your library.
160 pages with 156 illustrations, 55 in color. Stiff Illustrated wraps. Foreword by Earl A. Powell III, Director. Published on the occasion of the exhibition from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles CA October 15, 1987-January 3, 1988. Glossary. Suggested Reading
This and a similar book with the same name seems to be available for about $1 or in other words, towards more or less the postage. I don’t know how they do this but I think there are no excuse to not get your own copies while it lasts.
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