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Eight Years of Textiles, History, Art, Gardens, and a Little Mental Traveling with Courtney Barnes

8.25.2008

Gotheborg's Recommended Reading



Gotheborg now features a list of the one hundred best books on Chinese porcelain, as well as recommended reading in specific categories such as Blanc de Chine. For example, P.J. Donnelly's title is from 1969 and covers white porcelain from the Dehua kilns in Fujian province. It is said to be a classic. Gotheborg suggests pairing it with newer books that deal with current findings.


Speaking of Asian inspiration, here is the latest from Michael Smith, the Kent chair. It reminds me so much of William and John Linnell's 18th-century piece posted here before. Linnell image courtesy the V & A.

7 comments:

Mrs. Blandings said...

Sister, you need to cut back on the caffeine. I turned my back for a minute and there are three new posts. Whew. Loved the SA feature and now know about C magazine. Thanks for more great recommendations.

Style Court said...

Patricia -- isn't the dining room great? Thanks as always for visiting.

balsamfir said...

This is great. I've been wanting to read more about porcelain before maybe trying to get some.

Style Court said...

Balsamfir -- glad it came in handy.

girl meets glamour said...

Love that Kent chair!!

~Kate

R. Schwendeman said...

Personally, I like the jade green Chinese porcelain vase on the cover of the "Baur Book." I just bought a set of vases, plates, and bowls in the same style for a client. Very pretty. So thin. We really need to do our own blog post of this subject. In the meantime, take a look at the porcelain photos we just uploaded to our flickr page. These were from a friends personal collection. There is white porcelain, Kangxi period pieces and some nice blue and white as well as a Song Bowl with Qingbai glaze. Actually there were some blanc de Chine, but (believe it or not), they were his own personal "family gods." We really need to do our own post of this subject - its such a fascinating subject.Roger @ ACF China

Alkemie said...

That Kent Chair is one of my all time favorite dining chairs!