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2 volumes sold together. Quarto, 12 3/4" tall; vol. 1: xvi + 445 pages; vol. 2: pages 453 to 935, silver titles on brown cloth. A near fine, clean, neat hard cover set with light shelf wear, binding tight, paper bright. In a near fine, lightly worn dust jackets. These are a larger and heavier volumes and will require additional postage.
Wen C. Fong established America's first program in East Asian art history at Princeton University, where he taught Chinese art from 1954 to 1999. During this time, he supervised more than thirty PhD students, most of whom have gone on to hold professorships or museum positions throughout the United States, East Asia, and Europe. This two-volume book honors Professor Fong's extraordinary half-century career at Princeton and the Metropolitan Museum of Art by gathering almost forty essays on Chinese, Japanese, and Korean art history, written by his students and by some of his lifelong colleagues in this field of study. These full-length essays address a wide range of subjects, building bridges in many directions, from early jades and bronzes through traditional painting and prints, to photography, cinema, and modern museum practice. The diversity, depth, and originality of these essays make this work a monumental contribution to the study of the arts of East Asia.The book includes an interview of Professor Fong, conducted by Jerome Silbergeld, and a bibliography of Fong's work.
Title: Bridges to Heaven: Essays on East Asian Art in Honor of Professor Wen C. Fong (Two-Volume Set) (Publications of the Tang Center for East Asian Art, Princeton University, 6)
Edition: First Edition
ISBN Number: 0691152985
Location Published: Princeton University Press: 2011-12-11
Book Condition: Near Fine
Jacket Condition: Near Fine
Seller ID: 61005