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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In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, China exported more than a hundred million pieces of porcelain to the West. Lothag explains that Chinese artists, unlike their Western counterparts, did not seek to reproduce individual objects of nature faithfully, but sought instead to mimic nature’s ability to produce limitless numbers of objects. Skip to main content.

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. This may be a book with a large and ambitious thesis, but it is also one very firmly grounded in specifics Click here to sign up. He is an internationally renowned scholar of Chinese art and calligraphy.

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Paths to the Absolute John Golding. Looking for beautiful books? He shows as well how modular patterns of thought run through Chinese ideas about personal freedom, China’s culture of bureaucracy, Chinese religion, and even the organization of Chinese restaurants. We can notify you when this item is back in stock. Flath, Pacific Affairs “Ledderose’s book, although written to be accessible to a nonspecialist reader, should have an equally impressive impact on scholars Module and Mass Production in Chinese Art.

Der erste Kaiser von China und seine Terrakotta-Armee, Ledderlse Hyakusen and Early Nanga Painting more. Retrieved from ” https: Lothar Ledderose demonstrates how creativity rooted in the natural processes of fecundity and multiplicity can be observed in a range of art forms across the whole spectrum of Chinese art history, beginning with the terracotta warriors of the First Emperor. Buddhist art and architecture. He then continued his studies at Princeton and Harvard, and spent several years in East Asia, including work at the National Palace Museum in Lddderose and a research fellowship at Tokyo University.


In the West and in East Asia he is recognized for the incisiveness and imagination of his work. 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. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Module and Mass Production in Chinese Art more. Oriental Art Cultural Studies. Log Lithar Sign Up. In the same year, his exhibition devoted to the Forbidden City in Beijing drew aboutvisitors in Berlin exhibition catalogue Palastmuseum Peking. After reading it, one cannot but be excited about the future direction and possibilities of Chinese art history. His publications in this area included innovative, interdisciplinary works like The Earthly Paradise. Lothar Ledderose begins Ten Thousand Things with an observation that has broad implications for the relationship between technology and culture.

Lothar Ledderose takes us on a remarkable tour of Chinese art and culture to explain how artists used complex systems of mass lohhar to assemble extraordinary objects from standardized lddderose or modules.

Ledderrose have they managed this? It showed a broad new approach to the interpretation of cultural and artistic patterns on both sides of the globe, and became a classic study of East-West intellectual and cultural relations.

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Lothar Ledderose

The volume presents the Grove of the Reclining Buddha Wofoyuan in Anyue County, where more than a hundred such caves have been identified. 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, porcelain, architecture, printing, and painting. A renowned authority in his field, he received the prestigious Balzan Prize in He shows how Chinese artists used related modular systems to create ritual bronzes, to produce the First Emperor’s terracotta army, and to develop the world’s first printing systems.

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 second volume on the site presents the sutras in caves 29 and 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.

His explanation is that systems were devised so that products could be assembled in ever newer combinations from a variety of standardized components. He successfully submitted his habilitationsschrift at the University of Cologne in It sets the highest possible standards for such projects. 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.

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. 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.

Characteristic for Sichuan are cave chapels, hewn Views Read Edit View history. Other books in this series.

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The exhibition of the terracotta army of the First Emperor of China was perhaps the most comprehensive one in the West exhibition catalogue Jenseits der grossen Mauer. The Ledderosee of Asian Studies. He was fellow and visiting professor at a great number of academic institutions, among which should be mentioned: 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.