Chen Lusheng & Chen Du ed: XIN ZHONGGUO NIANHUA XUANCHUANHUA. Chinese New Year Painting and Poster in New China. Shijiazhuang, 2016. 466; 403 pp. Full page colour plates throughout both volumes. 2 vols. 38x27 cm. Cloth.
Very large, comprehensive and weighty two-volume compilation on propaganda New Year paintings (here printed posters) known as nianhua and other propaganda posters published in China from the 1950s to the end of the 1980s. One volume is dedicated to nianhua and the second to propaganda posters. A very comprehensive selection illustrated throughout both volumes in full page colour. Each volume divided into sections by content of nianhua or poster - Leaders, Political, National Unity etc. Also of much use as the name of the artist who did the original drawing or painting for each poster is given. List of chapter contents in English.
One 12 page and one 15 page essay in English; Chen: 'The Rise and Fall of Posters for Publicity as Well as Their Evolution' and Chen: The New-typed Chinese New Year Painting in the 20th Century'. Main text in Chinese. Very hard to obtain.
Subjects: Propaganda Painting
Can be ordered in, as of: 26/04/2018
Was item 12 in printed List 189.
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