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Chinese Contemporary Furniture Design from Cultural Appreciation to Chunzai Creativity

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2021-09-22 08:41

Jerry J.I.Chen

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Title: Chinese Contemporary Furniture Design from Cultural Appreciation to Chunzai Creativity

Author: Jerry J.I.Chen

ISBN: 9787119117003

Press: Foreign Language Press

Abstract:

Furniture is a necessity in the spaces where people live. People have created a rich variety of furniture to suit their needs and to improve the efficiency and comfort of their lives. One may say that the histories of furniture and human civilization have been intertwined for several millennia. The evolution of furniture fully embodies the historical development of human wisdomfrom simple to profound. The history of furniture thus yields insights into human intelligence from another angle. In the materially enriched presentwe may discover traces of our ancestors from long ago in the multifaceted world of furnitureboth classical and contemporary. These traces may be in the shapein the structure or even in an indefinable impression. In furniture designhistorical and contemporary sensations are momentarily condensed and undertones of culture come to the forefront.Contemporary and classical Chinese furniture share an inextricable lineage. Without an understanding of the latterone cannot progress in the design of the former. How to take inspiration from classical furniture and the wisdom of the ancients without being encumbered by them is a question that requires serious reflection by every furniture designer engaged in the craft today. This is because our cultural heritage can quicken our creativity.As the imperial palace during the Ming and Qing dynastiesthe Forbidden City has a history of 491 years and is home to the Palace Museuma veritable treasure-house of classical Chinese furniture with a collection unparalleled in both quantity and quality. Works dating from the Ming and Qing dynastiesthe golden age of classical Chinese furnitureprevail in the Palace Museums furniture collection. The collection focuses primarily on Qing Dynasty examples, but it also contains fine specimens of Ming furnitureincluding a number of rare and unique works that have not survived elsewhere. The bulk of the Palace Museum collection was inherited from the Qing court and is best represented by large lacquered works and works made from zitan red sandalwood.

Contents:

FIRST PREFACE

SECOND PREFACE

AUTHOR'S PREFACE TEN 0YEARSATCHUNZAl

INTRODUCTION THE AGE OF CULTURAL CREATIVITY

THE REINVENTION OFA GOLDEN ERA

CHINESE CONTEMPORARY FURNITURE DESIGN

THE RESOLVE TO DESIGN

2

THE VALUE OF CULTURE

DISCOVERIES IN CLASSICAL CHINESE FURNITURE

THE INHERITANCE AND RENEWAL OF CULTURE

EIGHT CORE VALUES IN MING-STYLE FURNITURE 

3

THE AWAKENING OF CULTUREIN DESIGN

DESIGN CONSCIOUSNESS

PHILOSOPHY IN FURNITURE

FROM UTILITY TO FUTILITY-THE UNIQUE IMPLICIT

EXPRESSIONISM OF TRADITIONAL SCHOLARS

A BYGONE ERA OF REFINEMENT

AN ERA OF CREATIVITY

AN ERA OF DESTRUCTION

THE PURPOSE OF FURNITURE

TEN PRINCIPLES FOR THE SUCCESS OF

CHINESE DESIGN

THEINNOVATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF

FURNITURE DESIGN

THE FREEDOM OF FEARLESSNESS

THE DISCOVERY OF DECONSTRUCTION

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THE POSSIBILITY OF SHAPING AN ERA WITH CREATIVITY

FLUIDITY AND TRANSPARENCY IN SPACE AND TIME

A STUDY IN CONTEMPORARY CHINESE FURNITURE DESIGN

IN THE CREATIVE INDUSTRY


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