"China on Paper - European and Chinese Works From the Late Sixteenth to Early Nineteenth Century" by Marcia Reed

China on Paper - European and Chinese Works From the Late Sixteenth to Early Nineteenth Century Marcia Reed, Paola Dematte

Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication date:
03 Feb 2011
ISBN:
9781606060681
Imprint:
Getty Publications
Dimensions:
280 pages: 279 x 215 x 20mm
Illustrations:
35 colour & 66 b&w illustrations

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This title explores the curiosity and collaboration that has existed between East and West for centuries. The striking illustrated books, maps, and prints featured in China on Paper are some of the most notable among the printed works produced at the dawn of the era of global trade to present China to Europe and bring Western science, religion, and art to China. From a Chinese translation of the rosary to French editions of Confucian classics, from a monumental map of the world to magnificent engravings of the European pavilions built by Jesuits at the behest of the Qianlong emperor - these works on paper reveal a compelling and largely hidden history of mutual curiosity and fruitful collaboration at a time when few people travelled far from home.

Marcia Reed is the head of Collection Development at the Getty Research Institute. Paola Dematte is associate professor of Chinese Art and Archaeology at the Rhode Island School of Design.