This stunning book celebrates the vision and passion of David Billings and Beverly Hall Billings. Through meticulously detailed descriptions, it offers an extraordinary opportunity to expand our knowledge of these creations made over thousands of years ago throughout Asia. Although the Billings asian art collection concentrates on China, there are additional masterpieces from India, Burma, Cambodia, Tibet, Korea and Japan.
While viewing these pages, we become the beneficiaries of the Billings’ commitment and dedication in collecting so many noteworthy treasures.
Now, more than ever, we need to understand the complex history and culture which is thoroughly and stunningly documented and illustrated in Passion and Pursuit: The Billings Collection.
“The pursuit of wisdom and the passion
for beauty are the two poles of the Chinese
mind and China might be loosely defined
as philosophy and porcelain.”
— Will Durant