Defining Yongle: Imperial Art in Early Fifteenth-Century China

Defining Yongle Imperial Art in Early Fifteenth Century China The Yongle Emperor was considered the most powerful effective and extravagant ruler of the Ming dynasty Major military campaigns and unprecedented maritime expeditions marked his

  • Title: Defining Yongle: Imperial Art in Early Fifteenth-Century China
  • Author: James C.Y. Watt Denise Patry Leidy
  • ISBN: 9780300107159
  • Page: 370
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Yongle Emperor 1403 1424 was considered the most powerful, effective, and extravagant ruler of the Ming dynasty 1368 1644 Major military campaigns and unprecedented maritime expeditions marked his reign Yongle is also credited with moving the capital from the south to Beijing, establishing the Forbidden City In Beijing, Yongle inherited the imperial workshops inThe Yongle Emperor 1403 1424 was considered the most powerful, effective, and extravagant ruler of the Ming dynasty 1368 1644 Major military campaigns and unprecedented maritime expeditions marked his reign Yongle is also credited with moving the capital from the south to Beijing, establishing the Forbidden City In Beijing, Yongle inherited the imperial workshops instituted by the Mongol rulers of the preceding Yuan dynasty 1279 1368 The superb sculptures, lacquers, metalwork, ceramics, textiles, and ivories produced during Yongle s reign show the following influences Islamic metalwork and glass on porcelains Tibetan Buddhist motifs on decorative arts and sculpture As this book demonstrates, the art of this phase of the Ming dynasty clearly had a seminal role in the development of later Chinese decorative arts.

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