Patterns in the State of Chu (Hardcover)

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Patterns in the State of Chu (Hardcover)


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Patterns in the State of Chu is a comprehensive and engaging exploration of the patterns found on artifacts from China’ s ancient Chu State. This book takes a design-focused approach to examine the stylistic features and evolution of various Chu patterns during the Eastern Zhou period, highlighting the cultural and symbolic significance of these patterns.

In addition, the book analyzes the decorative features and visual effects of each type of pattern found in Chu artifacts while also exploring their design concepts and aesthetic significance. Through careful study of archaeological objects and literature, the book paints a vivid picture of the rich artistic heritage of ancient China. Moreover, the book also delves into the relationship between Chu patterns and the patterns of minority groups in some remote areas of southern China during the Qin and Han periods. It also showcases the application of Chu patterns in modern design, offering insights that can inspire contemporary designers.

With stunning illustrations and an accessible writing style, it is an essential resource for anyone interested in ancient Chinese culture, design, or art history.
Zhang Qing is a professor and PhD holder who has dedicated his career to the study of traditional Chinese patterns and brand image design. With expertise in a range of related fields, including ancient astronomy and jade carving studies, he has authored over 30 papers and works on these topics. He is a peer reviewer of  Journal of Zhejiang University of Technology  and an editorial board member of  Toy World  magazine.
Product Details ISBN: 9781487811617
ISBN-10: 1487811616
Publisher: Royal Collins Publishing Company
Publication Date: March 31st, 2024
Pages: 424
Language: English