The Silk Road and Beyond

The Silk Road and Beyond

Travel, Trade, and Transformation

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Yale University
The Silk Road was an ancient network of trade routes that extended from Asia to the Mediterranean Sea, linking powerful civilizations such as Rome and China. Featuring over forty intriguing objects?both ancient and modern?from the Art Institute’s collection, this volume explores the Silk Road’s fascinating historical and contemporary significance.
Ranging from ancient Chinese tomb figures to works by such contemporary artists as Lalla Essaydi, the selections reflect an intense exchange between cultures and provide new ways of looking at and thinking about Eastern and Western art. With an essay that explores how the Silk Road fostered an exchange of goods, styles, and ideas between East and West, the book also includes a conversation between James Cuno, the museum’s director, and world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma. They discuss the Silk Road as a metaphor for the continuous circulation of visual??and musical??motifs and ideas between cultures today.

Publisher: New Haven, Conn. ; London : Yale University Press, 2007
ISBN: 9780300124286
Branch Call Number: 909.0982 SILK


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