Fang Yulu: FANG SHI MO PU. (The Fang Family Compendium of Ink Cakes). Ji'nan, 2018. 5, 2, 243 pp. Many b/w illustrations of ink cakes. 32x21 cm. Stitched, silk-case.
Reduced-size facsimile reprint of the black-and-white woodblock illustrations from the 1588 original. One of the glories of Ming dynasty book production and illustration, the 'Fangshi Mopu' is a high-quality catalogue reproducing a variety of designs on ink cakes. The patterns were widely copied in other handicraft media (jade, lacquer, wood) both in China and Japan. Fang Yulu (fl. 1570-1619) worked with well-known artists such as Wu Tingyu and Ding Yunpeng to produce designs along with the skilled woodblock carver, Huang Shouyan. In Chinese. Hard to obtain.
Subjects: Scholar’s Studio
Can be ordered in, as of: 12/02/2022
Was item 177 in printed List 202.
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