Treasures of Asian Art : The Asia Society Museum Collection



Asia Society is proud to present a revised and expanded catalogue of its world-renowned Collection, Treasures of Asian Art: The Asia Society Museum Collection. Celebrating the 60th anniversary of Asia Society in New York, this elegant book explores the breadth and depth of the Collection, emphasizing its strengths by grouping artworks to allow for broader discussion of the connections between historic and contemporary art. The initial section presents the Collection’s traditional works, divided by region, many of which are part of the original bequest from Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd. Following is a section devoted to contemporary works, including those made by Asians living abroad. The pieces are presented as part of a narrative, rather than as discrete objects, thus allowing readers to consider history, region, religion, and technique as contextual touchstones in their appreciation of these treasures. Lavishly illustrated, this book acknowledges the enormous transformations that have taken place in Asian cultures, while also commemorating the continent’s magnificent contributions throughout the history of art.

DENISE PATRY LEIDY is Ruth and Bruce Dayton Curator of Asian Art and head of the Department of Asian Art, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut. ADRIANA PROSER is John H. Foster Senior Curator for Traditional Asian Art at Asia Society Museum, New York. MICHELLE YUN is Senior Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at Asia Society Museum, New York.  Published by Asia Society, Distributed by Delmonico Books Prestel, November 2016, HC, 432 pp w 400 color illustrations, 9 x 12 in)

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