The Beginning of the World - Dragons, Phoenix and Other Chimera

Art chinois - Publisher Lienart - Ouvrage relié - 293 pages - Text in Bilingue Français / English - Published in 2020

Even before the first dynasties, China was interested in the Great Story of the Universe; Heaven watchers observed the movement of heavenly bodies. Cosmology and then astronomy, which have become state sciences, the sovereigns (the Sons of Heaven) are then the guarantors of harmony between Heaven, Earth and men.

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Model 9782359063233
Artist Art chinois
Author Jean-Paul Desroches
Publisher Lienart
Format Ouvrage relié
Number of pages 293
Language Bilingue Français / English
Dimensions 296 x 235
Published 2020
Weight 1.8
Museum BAUR FOUNDATION, GENEVA - Switzerland.

Exhibition Genesis of the Celestial Empire, Dragons, Phoenix and other Chimera, presented at the BAUR FOUNDATION, Geneva, Switzerland (from November 11, 2020 to March 21, 2021).

Jade, “celestial stone”, accompanies the reader through 5000 years of Chinese civilization with its symbols, its mythical bestiary and its rituals thanks to some 200 works from the Sam and Myrna Myers collection.

Presented for the first time in Switzerland, this exceptional set is complemented by other gems, delicate liturgical fabrics as well as photographs of the archaeological missions of Victor Segalen (1914, 1917).


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