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.

Author: Yotaxe Jum
Country: Saint Lucia
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Business
Published (Last): 4 October 2010
Pages: 438
PDF File Size: 9.9 Mb
ePub File Size: 17.88 Mb
ISBN: 221-3-99306-780-2
Downloads: 32472
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Yozshutilar

The second volume in the series dedicated to the Buddhist stone sutras in China is the first volume with the sites in Sichuan Province. It sets the highest possible standards for such projects. His explanation is that systems were devised so that products could be assembled ledderpse ever newer combinations from a variety of standardized components.

He is thoroughly acquainted with the rich scholarly heritage in East Lesderose and he combines the rigour of the German academic tradition with flexibility and openness to new ideas. Van Gulik’s Tobacco Box, In: 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, architecture, printing, and painting.

His worldwide recognition gives him the opportunity to promote the subjects of his research in an international context and to involve several generations of younger scholars. These monuments are all but unknown outside China.

Lothar Ledderose – Wikipedia

Characteristic for Sichuan are cave chapels, hewn out of red sandstone cliffs, which each can contain tens of thousands of characters. The exhibition of the terracotta army of the First Emperor of China was perhaps the most comprehensive one in the West exhibition catalogue Jenseits der grossen Mauer. Lorhar the title “Living Legacies: He did postgraduate research at Princeton University and Harvard University — and worked as a translator at Taipei’s National Palace Museum — Looking for beautiful books?


Originally presented as a series of Mellon lectures at the National Gallery of Art, Ten Thousand Things combines keen aesthetic and cultural insights with a rich variety of illustrations to make a profound new statement about Chinese art and society.

Help Center Find new research papers in: 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.

The work deserves a wide readership, drawn from anyone who thinks that creativity matters.

Ten Thousand Things : Module and Mass Production in Chinese Art

The Buddhist sutra inscriptions in cave chapels at the Grove of the Reclining Buddha Wofoyuan are almost unknown outside China. Commentary on the Rock more. Description Chinese workers in the third leddersoe b.

Working in collaboration with the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing and involving scholars from Japan and Taiwan, Lothar Ledderose aims ledderoze document, translate and analyze these inscriptions, and to produce virtual models of the sites.

For his outstanding work on the history of Chinese and Japanese art and innovative ideas, contributing to a new interpretation of the art of these countries, as well as to the creation of a modern vision of its role in global art.

Module and Mass Production in Chinese Art. After reading it, one cannot but be excited about the future direction and possibilities of Chinese art history.

Prof. Dr. Lothar Ledderose

Other books in this series. The Levenson committee commented that “in bridging lsdderose divides between ‘high art’ and ‘craft,’ connoisseurship and social production, as well as philology and political history, this book is a milestone in the study of art history and material cultures in China.


Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, China exported more than a hundred million pieces of porcelain to the West.

Lothar Ledderose | Institute of East Asian Art History

This part of his life acquainted him with the international academic environment and broadened his view of the subject. He successfully submitted his habilitationsschrift at the University of Cologne in The Best Books of Shandong 2, newly published more. Characteristic for Sichuan are cave chapels, hewn Views Read Edit View history.

The clarity of exposition and the liveliness of the language makes each of kothar eight linked essays a pleasure to read on its own Review quote Winner of the Joseph Levenson Book Prize for pre China “A truly unique book to clarify the mind about what Chinese art is now and what it was. His publications in this area included innovative, interdisciplinary works like The Earthly Paradise. In arguing that Chinese art and culture are just as dynamic as those in Europe, albeit with very 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.

This second volume on the site presents the sutras in caves 29 and By using our website you agree to our use of cookies.

Subscribe US Now