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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Flath, Pacific Affairs “Ledderose’s book, although written to be accessible to a nonspecialist reader, should have an equally impressive impact on scholars Help Center Find new research papers in: Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lotgar books for kids, photography lovers and more.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms lothhar Use and Privacy Policy. Buddhist Studies and Buddhist art and architecture. The Journal of Asian Studies. Sakaki Hyakusen and Early Nanga Painting more. Lothar Ledderose demonstrates how creativity rooted in the natural processes of fecundity and multiplicity can be observed in a range of art forms across the whole spectrum of Chinese art history, beginning with the terracotta warriors of the First Emperor.

Ten Thousand Things : Module and Mass Production in Chinese Art

Retrieved from ” https: Lothar Ledderose begins Ten Thousand Things with an observation that has broad implications for the relationship between technology and culture. Views Read Edit View history. He successfully submitted his habilitationsschrift at the University of Cologne in This book makes a significant contribution in illuminating fundamental paradigms of Chinese art history, and it lays a foundation for a more truly global art history. 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 explores the dazzling variety of lacquerware and porcelain that the West found so seductive, and examines how works as diverse as imperial palaces and paintings of hell relied on elegant variation of standardized components.

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Imago Dei Jaroslav Pelikan. He was fellow and visiting professor at a great number of academic institutions, among which should be mentioned: Orientations, Maypp. The clarity of exposition and the liveliness of the language makes each of the eight linked essays a pleasure to read on its own The work deserves a wide readership, drawn from anyone who thinks that creativity matters.

Characteristic for Sichuan are cave chapels, hewn It sets the highest possible standards for such projects. As these examples show, the Chinese throughout history have produced works of art in astonishing quantities–and have done so without sacrificing quality, affordability, or speed of manufacture.


In his book Ten Thousand Things: This second volume on the site presents the sutras in caves 29 and The second volume in the series dedicated to the Buddhist stone sutras in China is the first volume with the sites in Sichuan Province.

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Lothar Ledderose

This part of his life acquainted him with the international academic environment and broadened his view of the subject. In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, China exported more than a hundred million pieces of porcelain to the West. Leddersoe 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 lothhar new comparative studies that do justice to both global lexderose and cultural specificities.

By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. 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.

His publications in this area included innovative, interdisciplinary works like The Earthly Paradise.