A History of Far Eastern Art, Fifth Edition

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Sherman E. Lee’s A History of Far Eastern Art, for decades regarded as the premier compendium of the visual arts of Asia, is the only book of its scope in English. Covering art from the Indus River region to Japan and Java between the fifth millennium BC and 1850, this one-volume account offers a clear and comprehensive study of the three major Asian artistic traditions—Indian, Chinese, and Japanese—and their interrelationships. The book also offers a cogent overview of the way those traditions influenced—and were influenced by—the neighboring traditions of Southeast Asia and Indonesia, central Asia, and Korea. Copious illustrations reveal the evolution of styles and artistic practices, providing an unrivaled panorama of Asian achievement in art.

801 illustrations, including maps, charts, with 66 plates in full color
Published in 1994