Lothar Ledderose is one of the most distinguished scholars of Chinese art history worldwide. In the West and in East Asia he is recognized for the incisiveness. Lothar Ledderose, University of Heidelberg, Kunstgeschichte Ostasiens Department, Faculty Member. Studies Buddhist art and architecture, Chinese Art . Evans-Wentz Lecture TALK SUMMARY In the sixth century Buddhist monks in present-day Shandong engraved Buddha names and excerpts from Sutra texts.

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Lothar Ledderose begins Ten Thousand Things with an observation that has broad implications for the relationship between technology and culture.

Lothar Ledderose demonstrates how creativity rooted in the natural processes of fecundity and multiplicity can be observed in a range of art forms across the whole spectrum of Chinese art history, beginning with the terracotta warriors of the First Emperor.

Under the title “Living Legacies: A renowned authority in his field, he received the prestigious Balzan Prize in Working in collaboration with the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing and involving scholars from Japan and Taiwan, Lothar Ledderose aims to document, translate and analyze these inscriptions, and to produce virtual models of the sites.

Skip to main content. Kunstgeschichte und Weltkunstgeschichte more. Book ratings by Goodreads. In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, China exported more than a hundred million pieces of porcelain to the West.

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Ten Thousand Things : Module and Mass Production in Chinese Art

It showed a broad new approach to the interpretation of cultural and artistic patterns on both sides of the globe, and became a classic study of East-West intellectual and cultural relations. He is thoroughly acquainted with the rich scholarly heritage in East Asia and he combines the rigour of the German academic tradition with flexibility and openness to new ideas. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience.


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The exhibition of the terracotta army of the First Emperor of China was perhaps the most comprehensive one in the West exhibition catalogue Jenseits der grossen Mauer. It sets the highest possible standards for such projects. The Levenson committee commented that “in bridging the divides between ‘high art’ and ‘craft,’ connoisseurship and social production, as well as philology and political history, this book is a milestone in the study of art history and material cultures in China.

Lothar Ledderose has made an outstanding contribution to research on one of the problems which have traditionally fascinated European scholars of Asian art — its relation to the West. Der erste Kaiser von China und seine Terrakotta-Armee, Home Contact Us Help Ledddrose delivery worldwide.

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The clarity ledderoze exposition and the liveliness of the language makes each of the eight linked essays a pleasure to read on its own He is an internationally leddeross scholar of Chinese art and calligraphy. Originally presented as a series of Mellon lectures at the National Gallery of Art, Ten Thousand Things combines keen aesthetic and cultural insights with a rich variety of illustrations to make a profound new statement about Chinese art and society.

For his outstanding work on the history of Chinese and Japanese art and innovative ideas, contributing to a new interpretation of the art of these countries, as well as to the creation of a modern vision of its role in global art. Module and Mass Ledderse in Chinese Artwhich the Association for Asian Studies awarded the Joseph Levenson Book Prize forargues that modular or standardized production systems were the basis for a wide range of Chinese art, including bronzes, terra-cotta figurines, lacquer, porcelain, architecture, printing, and painting.

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Buddhist art and architecture. After reading it, one cannot but be excited about the future direction and possibilities of Chinese art history. The catalogue Japan und Europa: How have they managed this?

The volume presents the Grove of the Reclining Buddha Wofoyuan in Anyue County, where more than a hundred such caves have been identified. He shows as well how modular patterns of thought run through Chinese ideas about personal freedom, China’s culture of bureaucracy, Chinese religion, and even the organization of Chinese restaurants. Characteristic for Sichuan are cave chapels, hewn In his book Ten Thousand Things: His pioneering books of the s on seal script and the canonical figure of Mi Fu are a significant part of the small body of works on this art in western languages.

As these examples show, the Chinese throughout history have produced works of art in astonishing quantities–and have done so without sacrificing quality, affordability, or speed of manufacture.