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Chinese Art And The Reeves Collection

Author : Judith Magee
ISBN : 0565092839
Genre : Art
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A unique collection of botanical, zoological, and entomological drawings depicting the natural history of China This collection is a selection of some of the finest examples of Chinese natural history drawings from the 18th and 19th centuries, many of which have never been published before. Commissioned and collected during the early 19th century by John Reeves and his son, and now housed in the Natural History Museum in London, these outstanding images are important not only for their striking beauty but also for their scientific significance. Sent to China in 1812, John Reeves was a tea inspector for the East India Company and a keen amateur naturalist who commissioned hundreds of scientific drawings from local artists, which were then sent to Britain. Despite often being highly stylized, the images helped to further European knowledge of Chinese natural history during a time when access to the country was severely restricted. Through their dedicated and enthusiastic work, Reeves and his son helped pave the way for some of the great explorers and collectors that followed. The Library of the Natural History Museum is a repository for one of the most exciting and comprehensive collections of natural history literature and artworks to be found anywhere in the world. It holds half a million artworks, comprising one of Britain's biggest art collections and representing all the great natural history artists, and more than one million books, including some richly illustrated volumes of great historical significance.

John Reeves

Author : Kate Bailey
ISBN : 1788840313
Genre : Botanical illustration
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This is the story of the Reeves Collection of botanical paintings, the result of one man's single-minded dedication to commissioning pictures and gathering plants for the Horticultural Society of London.0Reeves went to China in 1812 and immediately on arrival started sending back snippets of information about manufactures, plants and poetry, goods, gods and tea to Sir Joseph Banks. Slightly later, he also started collecting for the Society but despite years of work collecting, labelling and packing plants and organising a team of Chinese artists until he left China in 1831, Reeves never enjoyed the same degree of recognition as other naturalists in China.0This was possibly because he had a demanding job as a tea inspector. Reeves himself never claimed to be a professional naturalist and the plant collecting and painting supervision were undertaken in his own time. Furthermore, fan qui (foreign devils) were restricted to the port area of Canton and to Macau, so that plant-hunting expeditions further afield were impossible. Furthermore, Reeves never published an account of his life in the country, unlike Clarke Abel and Robert Fortune, but he left us some letters, notebooks, drawings and maps.0The Collection is held at the Royal Horticultural Society's Lindley Library in Vincent Square, London. It is a magnificent achievement. Not only are the pictures accurate and richly coloured plant portraits of plants then unknown in the West, but they stand as a record of plants being cultivated in nineteenth-century Canton and Macau. In 'John Reeves: Pioneering Collector of Chinese Plants and Botanical Art', Kate Bailey reveals John Reeves' life as an East India Company tea inspector in nineteenth-century China and shows how he managed to collect and document thousands of Chinese natural history drawings, far more than anyone else at the time.

Qing Encounters

Author : Petra ten-Doesschate Chu
ISBN : 9781606064573
Genre : Art
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Qing Encounters: Artistic Exchanges between China and the West examines how the contact between China and Europe in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries transformed the arts on both sides of the East-West divide. The essays in the volume reveal the extent to which images, artifacts, and natural specimens were traded and copied, and how these materials inflected both cultures’ visions of novelty and pleasure, battle and power, and ways of seeing and representing. Artists and craftspeople on both continents borrowed and adapted forms, techniques, and modes of representation, producing deliberate, meaningful, and complex new creations. By considering this reciprocity from both Eastern and Western perspectives, Qing Encounters offers a new and nuanced understanding of this critical period.

Canton Days

Author : John M. Carroll
ISBN : 9781538136300
Genre : History
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Canton Days offers the first comprehensive history of the British community in China from the mid-1700s to the end of the Opium War in 1842. During that period, Britons and other Westerners in China were restricted to trading and living in a tiny section of the city of Canton and the small Portuguese territory of Macao. At Canton, trade between China and the West was conducted through a group of Chinese merchant houses specially licensed by the Qing government. British encounters with China in this period have been seen mainly as a prelude to war, and Britons in China usually have been characterized as single-minded traders determined to open the Middle Kingdom by any means or missionaries bent on converting the Chinese “heathen” to Christianity. John M. Carroll challenges common assumptions about the British presence in China as he traces the lives and times of the expatriates at the heart of this vital center of trade and exchange. The author draws on a rich trove of archival sources to bring Canton and its leading figures to life, concluding with the deaths of three Britons, each revealing British concerns and anxieties about being in China. Written in a clear and lively style, his book will appeal to all readers interested in British imperial history, early modern Chinese history, and the worlds of expatriate and sojourning communities.

Collecting China

Author : Vimalin Rujivacharakul
ISBN : 9781611490060
Genre : Architecture
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Collecting China is a unique collection of essays that brings together theories of materiality and what collecting has meant to various peoples over time. Collecting China grew out of a simple question: how does a thing become Chinese? Fifteen essays explore this question from different angles, ranging from close examination of world-renowned private collections to critical reinterpretations of historical writings.

Rhs A Nation In Bloom

Author : Matthew Biggs
ISBN : 9780711241794
Genre : Gardening
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'Never has the work of the Royal Horticultural Society been more important or more far reaching.' Foreword by Alan Titchmarsh The RHS is the world's largest gardening charity but what it does and why is little understood and rarely celebrated. From defining new gardening trends at the Chelsea Flower Show, to ranking the best dahlias to grow at the Wisley trial grounds, to inspiring communities with Britain in Bloom, educating children to grow and eat their veg through the Campaign for School Gardening, the RHS works tirelessly to improve the gardener's lot. With the use of evocative archive images and contemporary photos by award-winning Jason Ingram, this beautiful book explores the past, present and future of this most influential organisation by listening to the voices of those working today. From the thousands of volunteers in the society's five unique gardens (Wisley in Surrey, Rosemoor in Devon, Hyde Hall in Essex, Harlow Carr in Yorkshire and new addition Bridgewater in Salford), to the one million visitors to its inspirational flower shows (including Chelsea, Hampton Court, Tatton Park, Cardiff, Wisley and Chatsworth); the society gives meaning to more than 475,000 members, millions of television viewers and visitors from around the world. The RHS is the best of gardening, and this book presents the best of the RHS. Behind the scenes, access all areas, this book will give lasting pleasure to anyone who enjoys their garden.

Reading Asian Art And Artifacts

Author : Paul Kocot Nietupski
ISBN : 9781611460704
Genre : Social Science
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Asian art and material artifacts are expressive of cultural realities and constitute a "visible language" with messages that can be read, interpreted, and analyzed. These essays by scholars of Asian art, philosophy, anthropology, and religion focus on objects held in ASIANetwork schools. The chapters' authors tell the stories of the collections, and the collections themselves tell stories of the collectors.

Japanese Art In Detail

Author : John Reeve
ISBN : 0674023919
Genre : Art
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What is Japanese art? This book supplies an answer that gives a reader both a true picture and a fine understanding of Japanese art. Arranged thematically, the book includes chapters on nature and pleasure, landscape and beauty, all framed by themes of serenity and turmoil, the two poles of Japanese culture ancient and modern.

Chinese Ceramics In The Collection Of The Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

Author : C. J. A. Jörg
ISBN : 0856674893
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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The Chinese ceramics in the Rijksmusuem comprise one of the finest but least known collections of Chinese porcelain in the world. This book is the first scholarly publication of the Ming and Qing export wares in the collection. The 400 pieces included, many published here for the first time, are described and illustrated in full color. These include Kraak and Transitional porcelains, a wide selection of Kangxi underglaze blue and polychrome ware, famille rose and other eighteenth-century enamelled wares. Also represented are Chine de commande, blanc de Chine and Yixing wares. In addition there is an important section of imperial wares and pieces made for the Chinese market which includes rare and unusual pieces.

The Rose Annual

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ISBN : UOM:39015065458922
Genre : Roses
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Includes report of the Council, Constitution, Summary of receipts and payments of the National Rose Society.

Europe Studies China

Author : Ming Wilson
ISBN : UOM:39015034872518
Genre : China
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American Art Directory

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ISBN : UOM:39015007244497
Genre : Art
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The biographical material formerly included in the directory is issued separately as Who's who in American art, 1936/37-

Library Of Congress Catalogs

Author : Library of Congress
ISBN : UOM:39015082932305
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Library Of Congress Catalog

Author : Library of Congress
ISBN : STANFORD:36105211444521
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A cumulative list of works represented by Library of Congress printed cards.

Plant Animal Anatomical Illustration In Art Science

Author : G. Bridson
ISBN : UOM:39015041331581
Genre : Anatomical illustration
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Pflanzen - Tiere - Anatomie.

Lexington

Author : Sharon Ritenour Stevens
ISBN : 9781439622889
Genre : Photography
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Lexington, the seat for Rockbridge County, is situated in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley within minutes of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Main Street is part of Route 11the Valley Pike/Great Roadand the architecture downtown looks much as it did in the 19th century. Lexington is home to Washington and Lee University and Virginia Military Institute. It is also the final resting place for Thomas Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee, as well as their horses. Within a few blocks, one visits the Stonewall Jackson House, Lee Chapel Museum, the VMI Museum, and the George C. Marshall Library Museum.

Art Libraries Journal

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ISBN : UCSD:31822034371294
Genre : Art libraries
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2000 Years Of Chinese Ceramics

Author : Newark Museum
ISBN : UOM:39015016850342
Genre : Porcelain, Chinese
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Bibliography Of Asian Studies

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ISBN : UOM:39015053155233
Genre : Asia
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Chinese Export Art At Historic Deefield

Author : Amanda Elizabeth Lange
ISBN : UOM:39015063301280
Genre : Art
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This illustrated, full-color catalogue represents the first survey of Historic Deerfields Chinese export art collection. Written by Curator of Historic Interiors Amanda E. Lange, Chinese Export Art at Historic Deerfield presents new research on the involvement of rural New England in the China trade and features in-depth object entries.

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