Xu Bing: XU BING BANHUA. Xu Bing Prints. Beijing, 2009. 266 pp. Numerous colour plates throughout, 8 foldouts. 34x25 cm. Cloth.
Well-produced large-format monograph on the woodblock print work of the foremost contemporary Chinese artist, Xu Bing. Traces his print work from the small and highly-appealing small prints produced at the beginning of the 1980s through to the development of Square Word calligraphy. His seminal work Tianshu 'The Book from the Sky' is barely mentioned. Illustrated throughout. Dual texts in Chinese and English. Includes two essays by Xu Bing, 'Ignorance as a Kind of Nourishment' and 'Understanding Gu Yuan' as well as a timeline of Xu Bing's life and creative output. Now out-of-print and increasingly hard to find.
Subjects: Contemporary Art Woodcuts
New stock due shortly, as of: 13/03/2021
Was item 688 in printed List 200.
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