National Palace Museum: JIANG XIN BI WEN: YUAN CANG MING QING BANHUA TE ZHAN. The Printmaker's Ingenuity and Craft: Ming and Qing Prints in the National Palace Museum. Taibei, 2015. 199 pp. Colour plates throughout. 29x21 cm. Wrappers.
Catalogue of an exhibition at the National Palace Museum in Taibei showing fine Ming and Qing dynasty prints in rare illustrated books in the Museum's collection. In four sections. 1. 'An Overview of Chinese Book Illustration' which outlines print development during the Ming and Qing. 2. 'Creative Woodcut Prints' which examines the use of book illustrations as decorative patterns on other handicrafts, ceramics etc. 3. 'The Ingenious Craft of Engraving' addresses the emergence of multicoloured printing and also looks at the use of western techniques of copperplate etching and lithography. 4. 'Innovation from Tradition' a small final section which looks at contemporary printmakers who blend traditional illustration with modern techniques. Illustrated throughout. Dual texts in Chinese and English.
Subjects: Woodcuts Illustrated Books
Available, as of: 21/09/2017
Was item 434 in printed List 187.
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