Cloisonné: Chinese Enamels from the Yuan, Ming, and Qing Dynasties
Edited by Béatrice Quette
Published by the Bard Graduate Center and Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 2011
The Bard Graduate Center and the Musée des Arts décoratifs, in cooperation with Yale University Press, have published a full-color catalogue that incorporates advances in scholarship since the publication of the last important work in the field in English more than twenty years ago. Several essays by prominent scholars and catalogue entries are accompanied by reproductions of the exhibition objects, related illustrations, maps, a glossary, and a bibliography. The essays include Terese Tse Bartholomew on "Hidden Meanings," Claudia Brown on "The Influence of Painting," Rose Kerr on "The Influences of Form and Decoration from Chinese Antiquity,"Lu Pengliang on "The Role and Function of Cloisonné During the Ming and Qing," Béatrice Quette on "Form and Decoration," Odile Nouvel-Kammerer on "Nineteenth-Century French Cloisonné Enamels," Zhang Rong on "Imperial Commissions," and Susan Weber on "The International Reception," among others. This is the only publication that discusses cloisonné of such fine quality from such an extensive number of public collections and for the first time includes western and Chinese scholars.