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Updated: October 17, 2013

Top-20 Fine Arts Books /* (Click to buy at

Sarah Handler: Austere Luminosity of Chinese Classical Furniture. 2001 (University of California Press)

Craig Clunas: Art in China. Oxford History of Art. 1997 (Oxford University Press)

Jane O'Connor: The Emperor's Silent Army: Terracotta Warriors of Ancient China. 2002 (Viking Juvenile)

Richard Barnhart, et al.: Three Thousand Years of Chinese Painting. 2002 (Yale University Press)

Meher McArthur: The Arts of Asia: Materials, Techniques, Styles. 2005 (Thames & Hudson)

Michael Sullivan: The Arts of China. 4th Ed. 2000 (University of California Press)

Charles Benn: China's Golden Age: Everyday Life in the Tang Dynasty. 2004 (Oxford University Press)

Roberto Ciarla: The Eternal Army: The Terracotta Army of the First Chinese Emperor. 2006 (White Star)

Dagyab Rinpoche / Robert A. F. Thurman: Buddhist Symbols in Tibetan Culture. 1996 (Wisdom Publications)

Charles Alfred / Speed Williams: Chinese Symbolism and Art Motifs. 3rd Ed. 1989 (Tuttle Publishing)

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