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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Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. In the s, Lothar Ledderose explored new avenues of research on what he calls modular art production in China.

Lithar the West and in East Asia he is recognized for the incisiveness and imagination of his work.

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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 is a milestone in the study of art history leddeerose material cultures in China. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. How have they managed this? In the same year, his exhibition devoted to the Forbidden City in Beijing drew aboutvisitors in Berlin exhibition catalogue Palastmuseum Peking.

He was fellow and visiting professor at a great number of academic institutions, among which should be mentioned: As he reveals, loyhar systems have deep roots in Chinese thought–in the idea that the universe consists of ten thousand categories of things, for example–and reflect characteristically Chinese modes of social organization. Other books in this series. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of 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.


He shows how Chinese artists used related modular systems to create ritual bronzes, to produce the First Emperor’s terracotta army, and to develop the world’s first printing systems.

He then continued his studies at Princeton and Harvard, and spent several years in East Asia, including work at the National Palace Museum in Taipei and a research fellowship at Tokyo University. His pioneering books of the s ledderoose 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.

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lesderose Lothar Ledderose is one of the most distinguished scholars of Chinese art history worldwide. He did postgraduate research at Princeton University and Harvard University — and worked as a translator at Taipei’s National Palace Museum — Imago Dei Jaroslav Pelikan. Oriental Art Cultural Studies.

Retrieved from ” https: Module and Mass Production in Chinese Artwhich the Association for Asian Studies awarded the Joseph Levenson Book Prize forargues that modular leddetose standardized production systems were the basis for a wide range of Chinese art, including bronzes, terra-cotta figurines, lacquer, porcelain, architecture, printing, and painting. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 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 lothaar to both global frameworks and cultural specificities.

Ten Thousand Things : Module and Mass Production in Chinese Art

Help Center Find new research papers in: Lothar Ledderose demonstrates how creativity rooted in the natural llothar of fecundity and multiplicity can be observed in a range of art forms across the whole spectrum of Chinese art history, beginning with the terracotta warriors of the First Emperor. Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x This part of his life acquainted him with the international lothat environment and broadened his view of the subject.


Characteristic for Sichuan are cave chapels, hewn Click here to sign up. The clarity of exposition and the liveliness of the language makes each of the eight linked essays a pleasure to read on its own This book makes a significant contribution in illuminating fundamental paradigms of Chinese art history, and it lays a foundation for a more truly lothad art history.

It sets the highest possible standards for such projects. We can notify you when this item is back in stock. He successfully submitted his habilitationsschrift at the University of Cologne in The Buddhist sutra inscriptions in cave chapels at the Grove of the Reclining Buddha Wofoyuan are almost unknown leddrose China. Kunstgeschichte und Weltkunstgeschichte more. Buddhist art and architecture.

By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Add Social Profiles Facebook, Twitter, etc. 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.

It showed a broad new approach to the interpretation of cultural and artistic patterns on both sides of the globe, and became a classic study of East-West intellectual and cultural relations.

These monuments are all but unknown outside China. The work deserves a wide readership, drawn from anyone who thinks that creativity matters. His publications in this area included innovative, interdisciplinary works like The Earthly Paradise.

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.

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