‘Arts of Viet Nam 1009-1945 by the pre-eminent researcher writing in English on this subject, Kerry Nguyen-Long, is the outcome of many decades of research. The book presents a considered analysis and interpretation of the development of the arts in their historical context, in a way in which no other publication to date has achieved.’ Dr Ann Proctor, Art Historian / Independent Scholar 27.5.2013; See: Book Review: Arts of Vietnam, Ann Proctor, TAASA (The Asian Arts Society of Australia) Review, Volume 22 No. 2, Page 28.
‘… I think Kerry Nguyen-Long’s work and Arts of Viet Nam 1009-1945 is great. And needed. Lots of young curators and artists and scholars are interested in critiquing contemporary Vietnamese art but this researcher is doing the historical groundwork that is so necessary… ‘ Professor Nora A Taylor, Alsdorf Professor of South and Southeast Asian Art History, School of the Art Institute of Chicago 5.8.2013
‘Lest one would think that a look back at the long trajectory of Vietnamese art risks perpetuating essentialist notions of Vietnamese identity, Kerry Nguyen-Long a long standing writer, researcher and expert on Vietnamese art history from Australia, has brought a multicultural view of what is surely one of the least monolithic cultures in Asia’ The Journal of Asian Studies (Book Review), Volume 73, Number 2, May 2014, by Nora Taylor: http://www.asian-studies.org/publications/JAS_73_2_TOC.pdf
‘Kerry Nguyen-Long does something that no researchers and art critiques in Viet Nam have done up to now: that is to correct erroneous information and prejudices about the arts of Viet Nam … With over 300 illustrations, the majority of which were gathered during … numerous fact-finding visits to Viet Nam, Arts of Viet Nam 1009-1945 is a book well worth reading.’ Đào Mai Trang, Editorial Board, Văn Hóa Nghệ Thuật. Issue No. 346. April 2013.
Arts of Viet Nam 1009-1945 was been awarded a certificate of commendation for the 2013 Australian Arts in Asia Awards by the Australian Government Minister for the Arts 9.8.13
WHERE TO PURCHASE – 23 MAY 2013 UPDATE
Now available in Australia at; http://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.
NOTE: The book can also be ordered from Amazon + possibly other suppliers
Available in various bookstores around Vietnam; & can be purchased direct from: Nhà Xuất Bản Thế Giới Publishers, Address: 46 Trần Hưng Đạo, Hàng Bài, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam, Phone:+84 4 3825 3841
Arts of Viet Nam 1009-1945 by Kerry Nguyen-Long (with many photos by: Nguyen Kim Long); publisher: The Gioi Publishers Hanoi; ISBN: 978-604-77-0598-6;Full cover spread: FNL ArtsofVietnam10091945_fullcoverspread ZWP
Limited copies available in Australia via this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
See reviews above; and:
SBS Radio 1 AM1107 Trinh Nguyen 16 May 2013 Australia. “Mỹ Thuật Việt Nam 1009-1945 và Kerry Nguyễn Long” http://www.sbs.com.au/
5 May 2013 3-5pm: Kerry Nguyen-Long book talk hosted by Vietnam Foundation and supported by University Preparation College, 27 Greenfield Parade, Bankstown.
Insight into Vietnamese art published in English January 31, 2013 08:09 PM
The Gioi (World) Publishers yesterday issued a new book entitled Arts of Vietnam 1009-1945, the first history to be published in English of the development of the arts throughout Vietnam.
Australian author Kerry Nguyen-Long said the book gave voice to the work of Vietnamese scholars which has long been “locked away” in Vietnamese books and journals.
Nguyen-Long said she drew on decades of research as well as recent discoveries of artifacts, records in family genealogies, and historical accounts.
“For many years, I was disheartened by the short information and cursory remarks on Vietnamese art in many applications around the world,” she said. “In some ways, Vietnamese art is denied or considered as a part of Asian and Chinese arts.”
Nguyen-Long said she nearly cried when she read false or inadequate information on Vietnamese art which may have diverted readers’ attention from Vietnamese art altogether.
It wasn’t worthy of the thousands-year history of art in Viet Nam, she said.
“I wanted to contribute to raising an equal and unprejudiced discussion on Vietnamese art. That’s my motivation and the reason why I choose the period of feudalism in Vietnam to research.”
With over 300 illustrations, the publication fills the need for a book on a long-neglected subject and cuts across entrenched and outdated views. Most of the photos in the book were taken by the author’s husband, Nguyen Kim Long, who also travelled to many places to collect materials and helped his wife translate as she knew little Vietnamese.
The book introduces major categories of the arts from architecture to painting, presents them in historical context, describes their features in each period, and explains why, alongside enduring continuities, new styles emerged while others were abandoned.
It also explains different craft techniques and sculptural styles in different periods, as well as esoteric symbolism and its evolution across the millennium, and responses to the introduction in the 20th century of the concept of fine arts.
The author has a long connection with Vietnam and has been writing on its arts for decades. Since 1999 she has been a contributing editor of the international bimonthly magazine Arts of Asia, published in Hong Kong, in which she writes on the arts of Vietnam. Her work has also been featured in books, arts magazines, museum catalogues, and journals.
“The book is a great contribution to promoting Vietnamese identity,” said The Gioi Publishers’s director Tran Doan Lam. “With much information and many images, it proves that Vietnam has its own art tradition which developed constantly over many centuries and that deserves to be recognised by world opinion.”
The book was supported by the Australian Embassy as part of its programme to celebrate the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations with Viet Nam.
Phillip Stonehouse, Australia’s deputy ambassador to Vietnam, said he realised at first sight that Arts of Vietnam was a beautiful and important book.
“I came to Vietnam 30 years ago and knew how hard the people lived,” Stonehouse said. “But after 30 years, when I returned, I was so happy to realise that people have taken an interest in preserving and promoting culture. I believe that Kerry’s book will play an important role in introducing Vietnamese art and culture to foreign countries.”
The book is available at bookstores at a price of VND1.2 million (US$60).
Image caption: Hidden charm: The newly released Arts of Vietnam 1009-1945 chronicles the development of the arts throughout Vietnam.
Thế Giới announces the release of a new book, Arts of ViệtNam 1009 – 1945, a history of the development of the arts of Kinh ViệtNam in a first book on this subject, and a first to deal with the arts of Việt Nam from north to south. Supported by over 300 illustrations this English language publication fulfils the need for a book on a long neglected subject and cuts across entrenched and outdated views.
It introduces major categories of the arts from architecture to painting; presents them in historical context; describes their features in each period; and explains why alongside enduring continuities new styles emerged while others were abandoned. It explains different craft techniques, sculptural styles in different periods, esoteric symbolism and its evolution across the millennium, and responses to the introduction in the 20th century of the concept of fine arts.
Australian author, Kerry Nguyễn-Long, gives voice to those Vietnamese scholars whose research has been “locked away” in Vietnamese language books and journals, and draws on decades of research by specialists, recent recoveries of dateable artifacts, empirical knowledge held by contemporary practitioners, records in family genealogies, and historical accounts.
The author has a long connection with Việt Nam and has been writing on its arts for several decades. Since 1999 she has been a contributing editor of the international bi-monthly magazineArts of Asia,published in Hong Kong, and in which she writes on the arts of Việt Nam. Her work also features in books, arts magazines, museum catalogues, and journals.
The book is supported by the Australian Embassy in Hà Nội as part of its programme to celebrate the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations with Việt Nam.
Visit this link for publisher posting or see below: http://www.thegioipublishers.
Erratum Arts of Viet Nam 1009-1945 Page 1 Line 1 Introduction: “40 BC” replace with “40 CE”
Wednesday 30 January 10am. 2013. The Gioi Head Office. 46 Tran Hung Dao Street. Ha Noi. Viet Nam.
“…a major achievement”: Hugh Borrowman, Australian Ambassador to Vietnam; “It has great contributions to broadening understanding of Vietnamese arts, particularly among foreigners” Dr Tran Doan Lam, Director, The Gioi Publishers; the book has an “important role in introducing Vietnamese arts and culture to foreign countries” Phillip Stonehouse, Australia’s Deputy Ambassador to Vietnam.
ABOUT KERRY NGUYEN-LONG
The Journal of the Asian Arts Society of Australia (TAASA) Volume 12 No 4 December 2003 TAASA2003 introducing Kerry Nguyen-Long
…and/or Google “Kerry Nguyen-Long” for more research on Vietnamese art, including:
http://yalepress.yale.edu/yupbooks/book.asp?isbn=9780300146967 Arts of Ancient Viet Nam: From River Plain to Open Sea. Nancy Tingley; With essays by Andreas Reinecke, Pierre-Yves Manguin, Kerry Nguyen-Long, and Nguyen Dinh Chien. Chosen as an Outstanding Academic Title for 2009 by Choice Magazine. Once a strategic trading post that channeled the flow of riches and ideas among countries situated along the South China Sea and places as far away as India and Rome, Viet Nam has a fascinating history and an artistic heritage to match it. This lavishly produced catalogue will help introduce English-speaking audiences to Viet Nam’s amazing body of artwork, ranging from the first millennium B.C. to the 18th century. The authors begin by discussing, for example, the elegant burial jars, iron axes, bronze artifacts, and jewelry of the early Sa Huynh culture; the bronze ritual drums of the Dong Son; and the jeweled gold pieces, excavated from the walled center of Oc Eo in the kingdom of Fu Nan. New scholarship investigates the trade in gold and Chinese ceramics between Cham and the Philippine kingdom of Butuan. The final section is devoted to art from Hoi An, once a major international port. Of note are the ceramic wares produced in northern and central Viet Nam from the 16th to 18th century. Nancy Tingley is an independent scholar who previously served as Wattis Curator of Southeast Asian Art at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. Andreas Reinecke is affiliated with the Kommission für Allgemeine und Vergleichende Archäologie des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts, Bonn, Germany. Pierre-Yves Manguin is Professor at the Ecole française d’Extrême-Orient, Paris. Kerry Nguyen-Long is an independent scholar of Asian art. Nguyen Dinh Chien is Chief Curator of the National Museum of Vietnamese History, Ha Noi.
Also in print: Vietnamese Blue & White Ceramics by Bui Minh Tri and Kerry Nguyen-Long 2001. Listed incorrectly on Amazon: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Vietnamese-White-Ceramics-Nguyen-Long-Kerry/dp/B00398RP3U
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