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10 edition of Ming Furniture in the Light of Chinese Architecture found in the catalog.

Ming Furniture in the Light of Chinese Architecture

by Sarah Handler

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Published by Ten Speed Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Architecture,
  • Furniture & cabinetmaking,
  • c 1000 CE to c 1500,
  • c 1500 to c 1600,
  • c 1600 to c 1700,
  • Interior Design - General,
  • 15th-16th Century Art,
  • Furniture Arts And Crafts,
  • Art,
  • China,
  • International Architecture - Asian,
  • Asian,
  • History - General

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages233
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8760541M
    ISBN 101580085598
    ISBN 109781580085595

    Our growing collection of the Ming furniture is characterized by simple pleasing geometry and very little ornamentation. The idea that "less is more" contributes to this style and makes it a great fit in a contemporary setting. Browse the entire selection of Ming cabinets, tables, chairs, armoires, and beds.   One of the most iconic works of architecture in human history, the Great Wall of China was built during the Ming dynasty to protect the country from invaders. Stone, brick, wood, and other.

    Dr. Sarah Handler discusses this Couchbed with a brilliant commentary in Ming Furniture In The Light Of Chinese Architecture, pages 86 to She writes as follows: “The couchbed, or ta, has railings on three sides and, thus, resembles a Western-style couch except that it is much deeper. The Light of Reason (Part 1) More than two thousand years ago, a group of highly-learned Chinese scholars would have an impact on Chinese culture that is still being felt today. They examined the society, politics, economics and culture of their time and developed theories and practices designed to create an ideal society.

    This popularity of this furniture, which often reflected the restrained, elegant tastes of the scholar official's class, also spread through the rising nouveau-riche merchant class. After the fall of the corrupted Ming ruling house in , China again flourished under the benevolent rule of the early Qing emperors. This superb private collection of Ming furniture, carefully assembled under the expertise of Grace Wu Bruce, includes eight outstanding furniture items and ten table-top pieces. The owner of this private collection studied fine arts in his youth and took a keen interest in the connoisseurship and history of Chinese furniture.


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Ming Furniture in the Light of Chinese Architecture by Sarah Handler Download PDF EPUB FB2

MING FURNITURE IN THE LIGHT OF CHINESE ARCHITECTURE is the first book to show the essential kinship between Ming furniture and the buildings they were designed to be placed and used within. Sarah Handler’s special perspective sheds a luminous glow on the concepts of interior and exterior form, function, placement, and purpose and reveals the /5(4).

chinese furniture have a strong relationship with architecture, in its proportion, construction, and relationship to the space. I was looking forward to see a more detailed analysis of such relationship but this book turned out to be a mediocre repetition of numerous chinese furniture books /5(4).

Being a fan of Sarah Handler, its easy to feel the furniture flow through the Ming Architecture. Just having retured from China and Tibet, this book was in the back of my mind as I stood and gazed up at the columns and beams mortised and tenoned together to form the typical Chinese structural backbone/5.

An ideal commingling of exquisite and often rare materials, perfection in craftsmanship and exceptional purity of line are what place Ming design, particularly in furniture, at the zenith of Chinese art. MING FURNITURE IN THE LIGHT OF CHINESE ARCHITECTURE is the first book to show the essential kinship between Ming furniture and the buildings Author: Sarah Handler.

Robert P. Piccus. Book Review. Sarah Handler: Ming Furniture in the Light of Chinese Architecture, Ten Speed Press, Berkeley,   I bought this to to complement "CHINESE Domestic Furniture" by Gustav Eck, because I am studying Furniture Design and Joinery.

The "Domestic" book shows how the the joints are made, while this book, through exceptional photography, shows the very best examples, sometimes with multiple images of the same item conveniently broken down into chapters covering chairs, tables, Reviews: 6.

The forms of Chinese furniture evolved along three distinct lineages which dates back to BC, based on frame and panel, yoke and rack (based on post and rail seen in architecture) and bamboo construction techniques.

Chinese home furniture evolved independently of Western furniture into many similar forms including chairs, tables, stools, cupboards, cabinets, beds and sofas.

Influence of Ming Dynasty Furniture Both Ming and Qing furniture had a strong influence on English and French furniture, notably through Chippendale and Hepplewhite in the 18th century. Furniture moved from the heavy, almost bulbous, examples of the William and Mary period to furniture that was light.

Ming Furniture: In the Light of Chinese Architecture. Ten Speed Press: Berekeley, _____. Pieces in Context: An Approach to the Study of Chinese Furniture Through an Analysis of Ming Dynasty Domestic Hardwood Examples in Kansas City. Ann Arbor: University Microfilms International, Hu Desheng.

Ming Furniture: In the light of Chinese Architecture, Ten Speed Press, Korea, Chinese Furniture: Selected articles from OrientationsOrientations Magazine Ltd, Hong Kong Sharon Leece, CHINA STYLE, Periplus Editions (HK) Ltd, Hong Kong, Christies' New York: The Collection of Fine and.

Get this from a library. Ming furniture in the light of Chinese architecture. [Sarah Handler] -- - With 50 black-and-white architectural drawings and 60 full-color photos illustrating spectacular examples of Ming furniture from private and museum collections around the world.- The first book to.

Chinese architecture, the built structures of China, specifically those found in the 18 historical provinces of China that are bounded by the Tibetan Highlands on the west, the Gobi to the north, and Myanmar (Burma), Laos, and Vietnam to the southwest.

The first communities that can be identified. Ming Furniture Ltd. New York, NY Telephone: e-mail:[email protected] Ming Furniture Ltd. specializes in the sale of rare Huanghuali, Zitan, and Jichimu hardwood and lacquer furniture from China's golden age of furniture design, the Ming.

Ancient Chinese architecture is not only a source of reference for modern Chinese design, it has also had an international influence and attracted global attention.

Moreover, architectural remains in China reveal much about the history of this ancient civilisation. The palaces, gardens, temples, tombs and dwellings of the Chinese people reflect, for example, the military achievements of. Ming Furniture in the light of Chinese architecture pages plus index, bibliography etc.

Sold. A chair of similar design with lighter color can be seen in Wang Shixiang’s Classic Chinese Furniture, Pl Page A very interesting commentary on yokeback chair design can be found in Dr.

Sarah Handler’s Ming Furniture In the Light Of Chinese Architecture. Our Pair of Yokeback Side Chairs was not featured in her book as at the time. Ming furniture dates from the end of the Ming Dynasty, a transitional time in Chinese history.

During the beginning and the middle of the Ming Dynasty, austerity was a government edict. Later, though the economy gained substantial growth, people had to remain low-keyed about their wealth to avoid high taxes.

Still, it's one of the best books around on Chinese antique furniture. Read more. 4 people found this helpful.

Helpful. Comment Report abuse. Amazon Customer. out of 5 stars Gorgeous Book. Reviewed in the United States on Febru Truly beautiful coffee table book, with plenty of photos of Chinese furniture. A must-have for anyone Reviews: 9.

Classical Chinese furniture generally refers to a wide variety of pieces made during the Ming and Qing dynasties, from the end of the 14th century through to the beginning of the 20th century. It includes tables, cabinets, chairs, stools and bedframes, as.

Ming Furniture in the Light of Chinese Architecture. Ten Speed Press, Furniture and architecture are closely related—each made according to the same principles of construction, design, and proportion—and none more so than the glorious examples in the lavishly illustrated Ming Furniture in the Light of Chinese Architecture.

From that early period in Chinese history, the yokeback chair developed into one of the most popular and successful forms of furniture. The present chair appears to be the matching pair to the continuous yokeback armchair illustrated by Sarah Handler in Ming Furniture in the Light of Chinese Architecture, Berkeley, California,p.

Shop Ming furniture at 1stdibs, the world's largest source of Ming and other authentic period furniture.

Global shipping available.Chinese architecture - Chinese architecture - The Ming dynasty (–): The first Ming emperor established his capital at Nanjing (“Southern Capital”), surrounding it with a wall more than 30 km (16 miles) in length, one of the longest in the world.

The palace he constructed no longer exists. In a son of the founding Ming emperor enfeoffed at the old Yuan capital usurped the.