Beyond the Screen: Chinese Furniture of the 16th and 17th Centuries

Beyond the Screen: Chinese Furniture of the 16th and 17th Centuries

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Overview

During the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, Chinese furniture reached a pinnacle of exceptional design and meticulous workmanship. Beyond the Screen leads the reader on a journey that encompasses not only the evolution of these exquisite furnishings, but also includes the many literary, architectural and visual contexts in which they were created. Alongside 64 superb color photographs of the furniture itself, numerous Ming woodblock prints and literary excerpts show how furniture was used in daily life--as everything from a lover's hiding place to a projectile thrown during arguments. A vital response to the West's increasing interest in traditional Chinese furniture, this beautifully produced volume is both an illustration of the aesthetic possibilities of furniture design and a fascinating look at China during the early modern period.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780878464340
Publisher: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Publication date: 08/02/2000
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 8.96(w) x 12.14(h) x 0.64(d)

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