Xu Bing: XU BING: CONG TIANSHU DAO DISHU. Xu Bing: Book from the Sky to Book from the Ground. Taibei, 2014. 208 pp. Colour and b/w plates throughout. 1 foldout. 25x18 cm. Boards.
A survey of the work of the pre-eminent contemporary Chinese artist, Xu Bing. Written by the artist himself. Focuses on his work with Chinese 'characters', calligraphy and the printed visual form. In four main sections: Book from the Sky; Square Word Calligraphy; Landscript; Book from the Ground. Illustrated throughout. The foldout is a small-scale reproduction of the deluxe version of 'Square Word Calligraphy'. Dual texts in Chinese and English. Hard to obtain.
Available, as of: 13/03/2021
Was item 676 in printed List 199.
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