Asian Art is the first comprehensive anthology of important primary documents and key contemporary scholarship on Asian art history.
Traces the rich artistic traditions in China, Japan, Korea, India, and Southeast Asia across time periods, media, cultural contexts, and geography - from the terracotta armies of the First Emperor of Qin to late 20th-century installation art
Covers both imperially commissioned works and popular, vernacular art
Includes an accessible introduction which provides suggestions of thematic connections across the vast array of visual culture and historical time covered
Captures the diversity and depth of Asian art through primary documents - from inscriptions and imperial decrees to writings by artists and travellers - and through examples of the very best scholarship in the field
Features introductory material for each extract, an easy-to-navigate chronological structure, and has been extensively tested by the editors and their colleagues in classrooms.