T’ang and Liao Ceramics
By: William Watson
Review by Jan-Erik Nilsson on April 4th, 2010 // Filed under Tang Figures
T’ang and Liao Ceramics, by William Watson
One of his several works on early Chinese ceramics, this one deals with the Tang dynasty (618-907) and Liao dynasty (947-1125) in his usual very well read up way, in most cases referring back to the Chinese original sources that to a large extent is excavation reports. The only critique I have ever heard about this book is that it is hard to follow from someone not professionally active in the field, who would instead go directly to the Chinese sources. Personally I don’t have a problem with this, and don’t mind having it all translated and summarized, as this have been done by an expert in the filed. Since this book now have some age there are of course more to be known by now, but it still remains a good book.
Hardcover: 283 pages
Publisher: New York : Rizzoli; 1st Edition edition (1984)
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