“A History of Far Eastern Art” by Sherman E. Lee, Director and Curator of Oriental Art at The Cleveland Museum of Art. Published by Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York, in 1964, it is a first edition. The book is a hard cover measuring 9 x 11¾ inches with 527 pages, it is very heavy, weighing almost six pounds. It is in very good used condition, the gray cloth hardcovers are very excellent, the dust jacket shows quite a bit of of wear and the pages appear to be clean and unmarked when flipping through them.
The History of Far Eastern Art is the first one-volume survey of the dominant visual arts of Asia east of the Indus River, from about 2500 B.C. to A.D. 1850. This extensively-illustrated, comprehensive survey history of all of Far Eastern art to A.D. 1850 follows a chronological, geographical/cultural,and medium organization throughout. Written by Sherman E. Lee, a director of the Cleveland Museum of Art, the book contains 716 illustrations, including 60 color plates, plus a map and a chart. For the first time this volume gives the reader the opportunity to put into proper perspective – and to appreciate – the tremendous artistic achievement of the Far East. A remarkable, educational, insightful book by one of the world’s experts on Far Eastern Art. Very collectible.
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