SHANGHAI MANHUA. Shanghai Sketch. Shanghai, 1996. c. 400; c. 400 pp. Colour and b/w illustrations throughout. 2 vols. 39x27 cm. Cloth.
GBP 190.00
'Shanghai Sketch' was a magazine published between 1928 and 1931, initially as a weekly and then fortnightly. A total of 110 editions were produced with an average print run of 3000. Each edition was usually eight pages long, copiously illustrated throughout with four-colour lithography and b/w cartoons and photographs. 'Shanghai Sketch' was preoccupied with the mores, issues and life of Shanghai at the time. There was a satirical and humorous edge to the magazine. Viewing this work from the end of the 20th century, 'Shanghai Sketch' provides a direct insight into Shanghai popular culture in the late 1920s/early 30s. It is, moreover, an excellent reference of the graphic art and design of the time and a prime record of the art of the sketch that flourished during this period. This two-volume work reproduces all 110 editions of 'Shanghai Sketch' in their entirety and presents the opportunity to own a complete record of a journal that is extremely hard to find in its original form. In Chinese only.
Subjects: Newspapers Shanghai
Item 547 in List 203.
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