Contemporary Chinese Woodblock Prints
Essays by noted scholars place contemporary printmaking in its complex art historical and cultural contexts, discuss the relationship between printmaking and contemporary art, and interpret new work by the internationally prominent artist Xu Bing. The book explores three key themes in printmaking today: "Landscapes Old and New" illustrates the variety of techniques and visual idioms contemporary printmakers draw on to create expressive and fantastic landscapes; "Fellow Citizens" turns to the human figure; and "Layered Abstractions" focuses on works that showcase the distinct visual effects and pictorial language that underscore the process of making a print.
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"Recent publications on contemporary art in China have given short shrift to woodblock prints, which have a long and important history; this exhibition catalogue fills the gap. Summing Up: Highly recommended."—Choice, February 2012
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