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Chinese Motifs of Good Fortune

Chinese Motifs of Good Fortune

Discovering China

Photographer: Liu Shenghui / Translated by: Cao Jianxin
In China, decorating with auspicious patterns dates back thousands of years and remains popular today. It has strong ties with tradition, and provides insight into Chinese philosophies about nature, religion, morality and government. This book examines traditional auspicious patterns as well as those that combine motifs from different categories.
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  • Shanghai Press | 
  • 144 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781602201194 | 
  • March 2011
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At its core, Chinese style is a marriage of the traditional philosophies of Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism. Its aesthetic is also influenced by the long history of Chinese art, the regional characteristics of northern and southern houses, and the fusion trend which began in the 1930s when western style furniture was incorporated into the homes of the Chinese elite.With detailed descriptions of furnishings, materials, component pieces and color, Chinese Style is a must for those who are looking...
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