5000 Years of Chinese Art is a full-size, splendidly illustrated
volume offering a vista of five thousand years of Chinese art.
Nearly eight hundred colour plates have been arranged
chronologically, just one to a page in order to ensure
sufficient space for each work of art. Brief text below explains
its features and the story behind it. Paintings, works of
calligraphy, sculptures and fine handicrafts alternate
throughout, lending an almost musical rhythm to the read.
The choice of compositions, both systematic and comprehensive,
spotlights art treasures from every era of Chinese history. The
evolution and achievements of each domain of the fine arts are
also displayed, guaranteeing that the selected works are true
classics and artistically representative. This approach will help the
reader gain an overall picture of Chinese art while experiencing
the unique appeal of art from the East in a leisurely manner.