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China House Gallery

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Works: 79 works in 213 publications in 1 language and 7,495 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  History 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: NK4166.T95, 738.37
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Most widely held works about China House Gallery
 
Most widely held works by China House Gallery
Weaving China's past : the Amy S. Clague collection of Chinese textiles by Claudia Brown( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Western admiration of China's silk textiles dates back at least to the days of the Roman empire. The establishment of the Chinese republic caused a large number of imperial costumes, no longer needed for court ritual, to enter collectors' hands. Textiles curators have studied these in depth, yet American museums are just beginning to explore the broader topic of Chinese textiles, and to present splendid examples of the art along with porcelains, bronzes, enamels, and other decorative art traditions of China. This work examines an extraordinary private collection of Chinese textiles of diverse styles, functions, and techniques. The collection is remarkable for its chronological expanse, with works ranging in date from the Song (960-1279) and Jin (1115-1234) dynasties through the Qing dynasty (1644-1911). The book examines the relationship of these textiles to the greater fabric of Chinese art. Pieces in the collection have been subjected to microscopic examination and radiocarbon dating as well as full examination by a textiles conservator, and the results of these studies are included. The yarn type, thread count, weave, and supplementary materials are identified. Several of the brocades feature gold fibers, and these have been analyzed to identify specific techniques. A remarkable discovery was the use of peacock feathers twisted with silk fibers in a kesi woven during the Qing dynasty. The study of Chinese silk textiles, like the study of Chinese ceramics and metalwork, offers a glimpse into a complex tradition in which both organized industry and individual creativity played a role. Traditional China viewed spinning, weaving, and embroidery as divinely inspired arts to be practiced dutifully in the home. Concurrently, however, luxury textiles were commissioned for religious, state, and private use. Silk was essential in China's foreign policy, used along with gifts of tea and silver to pacify borderlands. Together with porcelain, silk became a major commodity for export to Europe. Elaborate techniques were developed for producing complex designs in both brocade and embroidery. During China's later dynasties, textile arts were pursued as fine arts, appreciated on equal footing with painting and calligraphy
Chinese traditional architecture by Nancy Shatzman Steinhardt( Book )

5 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ancient Chinese bronze art : casting the precious sacral vessel by W. T Chase( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The communion of scholars : Chinese art at Yale by Mary Gardner Neill( Book )

4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chinese ceramics of the transitional period, 1620-1683 by Stephen Little( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The eccentric painters of Yangzhou by Vito Giacalone( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tantric Buddhist art by Eleanor Olson( Book )

4 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Friends of Wen Cheng-ming : a view from the Crawford Collection : [catalogue of the exhibition] : October 24, 1974 through January 26, 1975 by Marc F Wilson( Book )

2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Masterpieces of Sung and Yüan dynasty calligraphy from the John M. Crawford, Jr. Collection by Kwan S Wong( Book )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Origins of Chinese ceramics, October 25, 1978-January 28, 1979 by Clarence F Shangraw( Book )

8 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wintry forests, old trees: some landscape themes in Chinese painting by Richard M Barnhart( Book )

3 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clear as crystal, red as flame : later Chinese glass by Claudia Brown( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art of the Han : [exhibition] March 14-May 27, 1979 by Ezekiel Schloss( Book )

5 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bamboo carving of China by Shixiang Wang( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sumptuous basket : Chinese lacquer with basketry panels by James C. Y Watt( Book )

4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ceramics in the Liao dynasty, north and south of the Great Wall by Yutaka Mino( Book )

3 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chinese folk art in American collections, early 15th through early 20th centuries by Youhe Zeng( Book )

4 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dragons in Chinese art; [an exhibition] March 23 through May 28, 1972 by Hugo Munsterberg( Book )

5 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names

controlled identityChina Institute Gallery

China House (Art gallery)

China House Gallery, China Institute in America

China Institute in America China House Gallery

New York (N.Y.). China House Gallery

Languages
English (73)