|Emperors' treasures : Chinese art from the National Palace Museum, Taipei / edited by Jay Xu and He Li ; with contributions by Jay Xu, Fung Ming-chu, Ho Chuan-hsin, Alfreda Murck, Tianlong Jiao, He Li, and curators from the National Palace Museum, Taipei, and the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco.|
"North Clarendon, VT : Distributed by Tuttle Publishing (North America, Latin America & Europe)”
“Published in conjunction with an exhibition of the same name, co-organized by the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco and the National Palace Museum, Taipei, and held at the Asian Art Museum, June 17-September 18, 2016, and at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, October 23, 2016-January 22, 2017. (Verso of title page)”
“All catalogue entries were contributed in Chinese by authors from the National Palace Museum, Taipei, and translated into English by a team of researchers and scholars from the United States"--Authors and translators, page 243.
"Emperors' Treasures features artworks from the renowned National Palace Museum, Taipei. It encompasses paintings, calligraphy, bronzes, ceramics, lacquer ware, jades, and textiles exemplifying the finest craftsmanship and imperial taste. The Chinese art book book explores the identities of eight Chinese rulers--seven emperors and one empress--who reigned from the early 12th through early 20th centuries. They are portrayed in a story line that highlights artworks of their eras, from the dignified Song to the coarse yet subtle Yuan, and from the brilliant Ming until the final, dazzling Qing period. Emperors' Treasures examines each ruler's distinct contribution to the arts and how each developed his or her aesthetic and connoisseurship"-- Provided by publisher.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 244-248) and index.
Chronology of dynastic China -- Emperors of the Song, Yuan, Ming, and Qing dynasties -- Imperial art collections and transitions in China / Ho Chuan-hsin -- Exceptional emperors : the antiquities collections of Huizong and Qianlong / Tianlong Jiao -- A millennium of imperial collecting and patronage / Alfreda Murck -- Catalogue of the exhibition. Song Dynasty (960-1279) : a great patron leads China's renaissance / He Li ; Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368) : Mongol rule captures a rustic aesthetic / He Li ; Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) : rulers restore a bright (Ming) culture / He Li ; Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) : Manchu emperors and an empress attain extravagant art / He Li -- Authors and translators.