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Defining Yongle: Imperial Art in Early Fifteenth-Century China James C.Y. Watt

Defining Yongle: Imperial Art in Early Fifteenth-Century China

James C.Y. Watt

Published January 1st 2005
ISBN : 9781588391537
Paperback
103 pages
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The imperial workshops of Yongle (r. 1403-24), third emperor of the Ming dynasty, produced superb paintings, sculptures, porcelains, and other luxury objects that became the foundation for subsequent developments in the arts for the remainder of theMoreThe imperial workshops of Yongle (r. 1403-24), third emperor of the Ming dynasty, produced superb paintings, sculptures, porcelains, and other luxury objects that became the foundation for subsequent developments in the arts for the remainder of the Ming dynasty. This volume traces the roots of the Yongle artistic styles to the previous dynasty, the Yuan (1271-1368), when China was ruled by the Mongols. It offers new insight into the emperors attachment to Tibetan Buddhism, which is reflected in many of the objects illustrated in this volume.