The Silk Road: Art and History

By: Tucker, Jonathan

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First edition. 1/2 inch closed tear on rear jacket corner. 2003 Large Hardcover. 391 pp. A celebration of the cultural heritage of the countries along the Silk Road, this book is a detailed, lavishly illustrated exploration of the the ancient trade route between Europe and Asia, more specifically between Rome and the old Chinese capital of Xian. The author provides a comprehensive history of the Silk Road and examines many of the most celebrated works of art discovered in each country, and sets them in their historical and geographical context. Drawing freely on anecdotes, and literary and historical sources, he examines the lives of the merchants and other travellers who used this route and the way in which their activities related to the works of art that were created. Vignettes and poems from the heyday of the great trading route punctuate a lively and colourful book, which also benefits from Antonia Tozer?s exceptionally evocative photographs of landscapes and people. Chapters range from Precursors and The Manufacture of Silk, through China and Central Asia to Rediscovery in the Twentieth Century and Lost Art of the Silk Road. There is a glossary of foreign and technical terms, as well as chronologies for each period of history for the main sections of the Silk Road, and a bibliography and index.

Title: The Silk Road: Art and History

Author: Tucker, Jonathan

Categories: Asia, European, Asian, Art History, Anthropology,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Art Media Resources: 2003

ISBN Number: 1588860221

ISBN Number 13: 9781588860224

Binding: Large Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Seller ID: 2262803