Lothar Ledderose is one of the most distinguished scholars of Chinese art history worldwide. In the West and in East Asia he is recognized for the incisiveness. Lothar Ledderose, University of Heidelberg, Kunstgeschichte Ostasiens Department, Faculty Member. Studies Buddhist art and architecture, Chinese Art . Evans-Wentz Lecture TALK SUMMARY In the sixth century Buddhist monks in present-day Shandong engraved Buddha names and excerpts from Sutra texts.

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The exhibition of the terracotta army of the First Emperor of China was perhaps the most comprehensive one in the West exhibition catalogue Jenseits der grossen Mauer. The Buddhist sutra inscriptions in cave chapels at the Grove of the Reclining Buddha Wofoyuan are almost unknown outside China.

Skip to main content. In the s, Lothar Ledderose explored new avenues of research on what he calls modular art production in China.

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Log In Sign Up. The Journal of Asian Studies. Retrieved from ” https: Oriental Art Cultural Studies. Buddhist Studies and Buddhist art and architecture. Orientations, Maypp. Lothar Ledderose is one of a handful of scholars outside China to have come to grips with the art of calligraphy — the central and most valued art form of the Ledderoes tradition.

This second volume on the site presents the sutras in caves 29 and The work deserves a wide readership, drawn from anyone who thinks that creativity matters. His worldwide recognition gives him the opportunity to promote the subjects of his research in an international context and to involve several generations of lorhar scholars. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews.

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The Levenson committee commented that “in bridging the divides between ‘high art’ and ‘craft,’ connoisseurship and social production, as well as philology and political history, this book is a milestone in the study of art history and material cultures in China. He then continued his studies at Princeton and Harvard, and spent several years in East Asia, including work at the National Palace Museum in Taipei and a research fellowship at Tokyo University.


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This may be a book with a large and ambitious thesis, but it is also one very firmly grounded in specifics Lothar Ledderose has made an outstanding contribution to research on one of the problems which have traditionally fascinated European scholars of Asian art — its relation to the West. The clarity of exposition and the liveliness of the language makes each of the eight linked essays a pleasure to read on its own How have they managed this?

Lothar Ledderose is one of the most distinguished scholars of Chinese art history worldwide. We can notify you when this item is back in stock.

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Chinese script, an ancient system of fifty thousand characters produced from a repertoire of only about two hundred components. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. On the occasion of Ledderose’s retirement inan international conference was held from 10 to 12 July at the Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context” at Heidelberg University.

Add Social Profiles Facebook, Twitter, etc. It showed a broad new approach to the interpretation of cultural and artistic patterns on both sides of the globe, and became a classic study of East-West intellectual and cultural relations. Under the title “Living Legacies: In arguing that Chinese art and culture are just as dynamic as those in Europe, albeit with very different concepts of ‘art’ and ‘creativity,’ Professor Ledderose has opened doors for new comparative studies that do justice to both global frameworks and cultural specificities.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Module and Mass Production in Chinese Art. Lothar Ledderose takes us on a remarkable tour of Chinese art and culture to explain how artists used complex systems of mass production to assemble extraordinary objects from standardized parts or modules.


Van Gulik’s Tobacco Box, In: Review quote Winner of the Joseph Levenson Book Prize for pre China “A truly unique book to clarify the mind about what Chinese art is now and what it was.

Lothar Ledderose

For his outstanding work on the history of Chinese and Japanese art and innovative ideas, contributing to a new interpretation of the art of these countries, as well as to the creation of a modern vision of its role in global art.

Looking for beautiful books? In the same year, his exhibition devoted to the Forbidden City in Beijing drew aboutvisitors in Berlin exhibition catalogue Palastmuseum Peking. His Ten Thousand Things: Ledderose explains that Chinese artists, unlike their Western counterparts, did not seek to reproduce individual objects of nature faithfully, but sought instead to mimic nature’s ability to produce limitless numbers of objects.

Commentary on the Rock more. The second volume in the series dedicated to the Buddhist stone sutras in China is the first volume with the sites in Sichuan Province. Views Read Edit View history. Lothar Ledderose begins Ten Thousand Things with an observation that has broad implications for the relationship between technology and culture.

Over the past few years, Lothar Ledderose has shifted his attention towards the Buddhist tradition in Chinese culture and art, studying Buddhist scriptures engraved on stone, which begin in the second half of the 6th century. He shows how Chinese artists used related modular systems to create ritual bronzes, to produce the First Emperor’s terracotta army, and to develop the world’s first printing systems.