Description - Grand Gallop: Art and Culture of the Horse (English/Traditional Chinese) by Tianlong Jiao

Featuring striking full-colour images and new research, this publication from the Hong Kong Palace Museum celebrates some of the most important works of horse art from the Palace Museum, Beijing, and the Louvre Museum. Five essays and 45 object entries, dating from the Han (206 BCE–220 CE) to Qing (1644–1911) dynasties, explore the horse in art in a way that is accessible to general readers, encouraging them to think through comparisons with works from both institutions. Centered on the question of human connection to the horse across time in China and beyond, the catalogue entries are divided into sections that examine the horse in mythology and religion, military culture, and transnational traversals, providing a means for reflecting on fundamental issues of human creativity, ambition, and tradition. This is a beautifully designed and thought-provoking volume that will find a ready market among those with an interest in Chinese art and culture. AUTHOR: Jiao Tianlong is head curator, Hong Kong Palace Museum SELLING POINTS: . Bilingual traditional Chinese and English . Illuminates new histories of the art and culture of the horse in China and from a global perspective . Publication coincides with the Hong Kong Palace Museum's grand opening in 2022 and accompanies a major exhibition of the same name that is expected to generate significant media attention 3x 6 page gatefolds, 75 colour and 40 b/w illustrations

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