Lothar Ledderose is one of the most distinguished scholars of Chinese art history worldwide. In the West and in East Asia he is recognized for the incisiveness. Lothar Ledderose, University of Heidelberg, Kunstgeschichte Ostasiens Department, Faculty Member. Studies Buddhist art and architecture, Chinese Art . Evans-Wentz Lecture TALK SUMMARY In the sixth century Buddhist monks in present-day Shandong engraved Buddha names and excerpts from Sutra texts.

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The Best Books of Log In Sign Up. In the s, Lothar Ledderose explored new avenues of research on what he calls modular art production in China. The Levenson committee commented that “in bridging the divides between ‘high art’ and ‘craft,’ connoisseurship and social production, as well as philology and political history, this book oedderose a milestone in the study of art history ledderode material cultures in China.

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Click here to sign up. In arguing that Chinese art and culture are just as dynamic as those in Europe, albeit with leddefose different concepts of ‘art’ and ‘creativity,’ Professor Ledderose has opened doors for new comparative studies that do justice to both global frameworks and cultural specificities. The Journal of Asian Studies. In the same year, his exhibition devoted to the Forbidden City in Beijing drew aboutvisitors in Berlin exhibition catalogue Palastmuseum Peking.

Sakaki Hyakusen and Early Nanga Painting more. Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x In his book Ten Thousand Things: Chinese script, an ancient system of fifty lotgar characters produced from a repertoire of only about two hundred components.


These monuments are all but unknown outside China.

In the West and in East Asia he is recognized for the incisiveness and imagination of his work. Under the title “Living Legacies: Other books in this series. Lothar Ledderose is one of the most distinguished scholars of Chinese art history worldwide.

As these examples show, the Chinese throughout history have produced works of art in astonishing quantities–and have done so without sacrificing quality, affordability, or speed of manufacture.

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He explores the dazzling variety of lacquerware and porcelain that the West found so seductive, and examines how works as diverse as imperial palaces and paintings of hell relied on elegant variation of standardized components. On the occasion of Ledderose’s retirement inan international conference was held from 10 to 12 July at the Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context” at Heidelberg University.

Van Gulik’s Tobacco Box, In: His pioneering books of the s on seal script and the canonical figure of Mi Fu are a significant part of the small body of works on this art in western languages. Module and Mass Production in Chinese Art more. Kunstgeschichte und Weltkunstgeschichte more.

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Buddhist Studies and Buddhist art and architecture. Module and Mass Production in Chinese Artwhich the Association for Asian Studies awarded the Joseph Levenson Book Prize forargues that modular or standardized production systems were the basis for a wide range of Chinese art, including bronzes, terra-cotta figurines, lacquer, porcelain, ledverose, printing, and painting.

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Over the past few years, Lothar Ledderose has shifted his attention towards the Buddhist tradition in Chinese culture and art, studying Buddhist scriptures engraved on stone, which begin in the second half of the 6th century. This book makes a significant contribution in illuminating fundamental paradigms of Chinese art history, and it lays a foundation for a more truly global art history.

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This page was last edited on 16 Novemberat The Buddhist sutra inscriptions in cave chapels at the Grove lothqr the Reclining Buddha Wofoyuan are almost unknown outside China. After reading it, one cannot but be excited about the future direction and possibilities of Chinese art history.

Lothar Ledderose takes us on a remarkable tour of Chinese art and culture to explain how artists used complex systems of mass production to assemble extraordinary objects from standardized parts or modules. Paths to the Absolute John Golding.