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Art 220: Fundamentals of 2-D Design: Non-Western Art: Home

How to find images of non-Western art in books and online

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Welcome to the guide for finding non-Western art images. Use the tabs above to navigate to different sections of the guide. The following topics will be covered:

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Jiezi-yuan huazhuan, the mustard seed garden painting manual

Woodblock illustration from Jiezi-yuan huazhuan : The Mustard Seed Garden Painting Manual, a manual of  Chinese painting printed in Soochow in 1782, in the public domain

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