Scientific Research on the Pictorial Arts of Asia

Paul Jett, John Winter, Blythe McCarthy (eds)

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ISBN: 1873132743
Binding: Hardback
Dimensions: 297 x 210 mm
Pages: 177
Illustrations: 145 colour, 42 halftone

Investigations into a variety of materials and techniques used in creating pictorial art from various parts of Asia are presented in this volume: painted reliefs in a Cambodian temple; wall paintings in India; panel paintings in the Philippines; the figures of gods and guardians in a Japanese temple; paintings on silk and several papers covering aspects of the materials, pigments, painting and printing techniques used in works of art on paper. This preponderance of investigations relating to paper seems appropriate given the invention and extensive use of paper in Asia, and East Asia in particular.

This volume is the second in a series of Forbes Symposium proceedings. The fist title, Scientific Research in the Field of Asian Art, edited by Paul Jett with Janet D. Douglas, Blythe McCarthy, and John Winter, was published in 2003 (by Archtype Publications in association with the Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution). The next Symposium volume concerns the scientific study of Asian sculpture.

Proceedings of the second Forbes Symposium at the Freer Gallery of Art