Marcus Flacks
Abrams, New York, 2012, English
Nonfiction, Product/Industrial Design
10.5 x 12.75 inches, hardcover with jacket, 278 pages, 200 color and black-and-white illustrations
ISBN: 9780865652910
Suggested Retail Price: $85.00

From the Publisher. Within a few years of the Manchu invasion, Chinese craftsmen combined their highly refined design aesthetic with exotic woods, veneers, and lacquer to create some of the finest furniture ever made. This fascinating and little-known area of Chinese decorative art from the period of 1640 to 1790 is illuminated in Classical Chinese Furniture. These beautiful stools, desks, chairs, and bureaus have become the fastest-growing area of collecting within China as impassioned experts rediscover the glory of their artistic patrimony. The heart of Classical Chinese Furniture is the presentation of 52 masterpieces that provide an invaluable lesson on the Chinese approach to aesthetics, craftsmanship, architecture, and culture.

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