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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Log In Sign Up. Chinese script, an ancient system of fifty thousand characters produced from a repertoire of only about two hundred components. This second volume on the site presents the sutras in caves 29 and As he reveals, these 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.

This book makes a significant contribution in illuminating fundamental paradigms of Chinese art history, and it lays a foundation for a more truly global art history. By lrdderose this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Lothar Ledderose is one of a handful of scholars outside China to have come to grips with the art of calligraphy — the central and most valued art form of the Chinese tradition.

We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Over the past few years, Lothar Ledderose has shifted his attention towards the Buddhist tradition in Chinese culture and art, studying Buddhist scriptures engraved on stone, which begin in the second half of the 6th century.

Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. Module and Mass Production in Chinese Art more. 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.

Lothar Ledderose has made an outstanding contribution to research on one of the problems which have traditionally fascinated European scholars of Asian art — its relation to the West. Professor Lothar Ledderose is one the most interesting experts on the art history of China and Japan living outside those countries. Retrieved from ” https: 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.


Remember me on this computer. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Characteristic for Sichuan are cave chapels, hewn Lothar Ledderose takes us on a remarkable tour of Chinese art and culture to explain how artists used complex systems of mass production to assemble extraordinary objects from standardized parts or modules.

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

Ten Thousand Things : Module and Mass Production in Chinese Art

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.

Add Social Profiles Facebook, Twitter, etc. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. He successfully submitted his habilitationsschrift at the University of Cologne in Orientations, Maypp. 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, leddeorse, architecture, printing, and painting.

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Flath, Pacific Affairs “Ledderose’s book, although written to be accessible to a nonspecialist reader, should have an equally impressive impact on scholars He shows how Chinese artists used related modular systems to create ritual bronzes, to produce the Ledderkse Emperor’s terracotta army, and to develop the world’s first printing systems. 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.


Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of The clarity of exposition and the liveliness of the language makes each of the eight linked essays a pleasure to read on its own 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.

Lothar Ledderose begins Ten Thousand Things with an observation that has broad implications for the relationship between technology and culture. Under the title “Living Legacies: Commentary on the Rock more. Buddhist art and architecture. Oriental Art Cultural Studies. Van Gulik’s Tobacco Box, In: His publications in this area included innovative, interdisciplinary works like The Earthly Paradise. He is thoroughly acquainted with the rich scholarly heritage in East Asia and he combines the rigour of the German academic tradition with flexibility and openness to new ideas.

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 and material cultures in China.

Lothar Ledderosse is one of the most distinguished scholars of Chinese art history worldwide. Ledderose begins with the modular system par excellence: It sets the highest possible standards for such projects. The volume presents the Grove of the Reclining Buddha Wofoyuan in Anyue County, where more than a hundred such caves have been identified. Shandong 2, newly published more.

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