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Natural Environment, Social Context, and Historical Background in Mongolia

Encyclopedia of Asian Design Volume 1 : Encyclopedia of East Asian Design

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...The Mongolian plateau has been a cradle of Asian nomads, including the peoples known as Xiongnu (from the fourth century B.C.E. to the fifth century C.E.), Xianbei (from the third century B.C.E. to the sixth century C.E.), Turuk (from...

Painting, Printing, and Book Culture in Mongolia

Encyclopedia of Asian Design Volume 1 : Encyclopedia of East Asian Design

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...This article discusses the development of drawing and painting in Mongolia chronologically from the prehistoric period to the present day. Through such topics as origins of drawing, early evidences of painting, patronage, Buddhist culture...

Inner Mongolia, Xinjiang Uyghur, Guangxi Zhuang, Ningxia Hui, and Tibet

Encyclopedia of Asian Design Volume 1 : Encyclopedia of East Asian Design

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...This article provides a brief survey of the cultural background of the autonomous regions, Inner Mongolia, Xinjiang Uyghur, Guangxi Zhuang, Ningxia Hui, and Tibet, with a focus on ongoing design education and research. Developments...

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Haruhiko Fujita

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Haruhiko Fujita is Professor of Aesthetics and Design History at Kobe Design University, and Professor Emeritus of Aesthetics at Osaka University, Japan. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Christine Guth

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Christine Guth led the Asian design history strand in the V&A / RCA History of Design Programme from 2007 until 2016. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Jae-Joon Han

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Wendy Siuyi Wong

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Encyclopedia of Asian Design Volume 1 : Encyclopedia of East Asian Design

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...The Encyclopedia of East Asian Design is the first English-language encyclopedia dedicated to the study of Asian design in all its rich diversity. It provides a reference work for professionals, scholars, students, and general readers who...

Carving and Sculpture in Mongolia

Encyclopedia of Asian Design Volume 1 : Encyclopedia of East Asian Design

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...This article introduces practices of carving and sculpting in Mongolia historically and in modern days. Similar to painting and drawing, nomads were engaged in artistic productions from ancient times despite their lifestyle of seasonal...

Textiles and Clothing in Mongolia

Encyclopedia of Asian Design Volume 1 : Encyclopedia of East Asian Design

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...Textiles, being light, foldable, and thus easy to carry, always had great importance in the nomadic world. The main indigenous production is wool from sheep and lambs, mostly used to make felt (isege): Chinggis Khan (1162–1227) called his...

Contemporary Design and Popular Culture in Mongolia

Encyclopedia of Asian Design Volume 1 : Encyclopedia of East Asian Design

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...This article aims to describe the contemporary design and popular culture scene in Mongolia, as well as the design education that supports it. A notable characteristic of the contemporary design scene in Mongolia is the great significance...

Architecture and Urbanism in Mongolia

Encyclopedia of Asian Design Volume 1 : Encyclopedia of East Asian Design

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...Mongols are well known as yurt-dwellers, but they also built sedentary cities, palaces, and Buddhist temples. Mongol architecture is a particularly rich subject for studying new syntheses that issued from cultural interactions between...

Traditional Culture, Colors, Forms, Patterns, and Aesthetics in Mongolia

Encyclopedia of Asian Design Volume 1 : Encyclopedia of East Asian Design

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...The Mongol culture has always been osmotic; it has eclectically borrowed, absorbed, and merged influences from Central Asia, China, and Tibet, and inherited a long tradition of decorative art dating back to the Scythians (fifth century...

Metalwork and Woodwork in Mongolia

Encyclopedia of Asian Design Volume 1 : Encyclopedia of East Asian Design

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...Metalwork and woodwork existed on a small scale throughout Mongolia, where local nomadic workshops produced artifacts of everyday life and weapons in time of war. More luxury items were imported or copied by Mongol artisans, or made...