Book details

Publication date: April 2010
Features: Full-colour throughout, colour photographs, map, index, glossary
Keywords: Asian Art;Art History
Subject(s): ART / Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions / General, Art & Performance, History, Asian Art / Art History, Asian Art;Art History, Art, Cultural Studies
Publisher(s): The University of Alberta Press, University of Alberta Museums

John E. Vollmer. John E. Vollmer is an internationally recognized curator and scholar in the fields of Asian art, textiles, costumes, decorative arts, and design. He is author of 30 museum exhibition catalogues and many academic and popular books and articles.

Jacqueline Simcox. Jacqueline Simcox is a well-known private dealer and lecturer specializing in Chinese textiles and art and the author of numerous exhibition catalogues and articles on Chinese textiles.

"An elegant reference book about the University of Alberta's prestigious Mactaggart Art Collection is about to hit bookshelves. The Mactaggart Art Collection is among the finest in North America. The authors are considered among the world's leading experts in Qing dynasty art and costumes. Given the magnitude of the Mactaggart Art Collection, which has appreciated to more than $45 million since it was donated, Vollmer calls Emblems of Empire 'a calling card for the university.'" Elizabeth Withey, Edmonton Journal, April 25, 2010

"Written as a survey into the history of ancient China, authors John E. Vollmer and Jacqueline Simcox span back over 5000 years from the beginning of sericulture (the farming of silk) to understanding the court, palace life and the Imperials' understanding of universal order." Amy Fung, Vue Weekly

The Alcuin Society Citations for Excellence in Book Design in Canada - 2nd Pictorial, 2009 Alcuin Society Citations for Excellence in Book Design in Canada

Publishers Association of the West, Western Regional Book Design and Production Awards - Silver Award, Adult Trade Illustrated

ISBNs: 9780888644862 978-0-88864-486-2 Title: emblems of empire