The Art of China
Part 1Streaming Video - 2015
In part 1 of the series The Art of China, Andrew Graham-Dixon pieces together the spectacular recent discoveries of ancient art that are re-defining China's understanding of its origins. He comes face to face with an extraordinary collection of sophisticated alien-like bronze masks created nearly four millennia ago and travels to the Yellow River to explore the tomb of a warrior empress where he discovers the origins of calligraphy. Always seeking to understand art in its historical context, Andrew visits the tomb of the first emperor and comes face to face with the Terracotta Army. He ends his journey in western China, looking at the impact of the arrival of Buddhism from India on the wondrous paintings and sculptures of the Dunhuang caves.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, , c2014.
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (52 min.) :,sd., col., digital file.