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  • Sold Date: Aug 16, 2013
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Die Kunst Indiens, Chinas und Japans. FISCHER, Otto Propylaen-Kunstgeschichte Berlin: Im Propylaen-Verlag, 1928 . Ex college library copy with hardcover library binding ; bookplate and label ; periodic foxing ; foxing to edges else binding tight ; complete ; 644pp approx 17 some tipped in color plates & 453 monochrome plates, 4 maps, index. Beautifully illustrated history of Asian art, many black-and-white plates of architectural gems, paintings, bronzes, buildings, drawings.
"Eduard Otto Fischer (* May 22 1886 in Reutlingen , �� April 9 1948 in Basel ) was a German art historian and museum director . He was considered an expert on Chinese art ... Since 1909, Fischer worked with Chinese painting. A first essay on East Asian art Fischer wrote a year after the legendary Munich East Asia Exhibition of 1909 as a review. From him we learn that the exhibition "has widely opened the eyes of an art of which they were aware of and otherwise only accessible only little, she has [...] prepares some joy and given some suggestion." Although [3 ] What was concerned the quality of the exhibits he restricts however: "The Munich exhibition offered at least for Japan sample of almost every major type. mostly mediocre, but also some admirable pieces" [4] A second essay he wrote in 1911 about the Chinese art theory. In 1912 he habilitated
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