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Gardens, Art and Commerce in Chinese Woodblock Prints 2

Gardens, Art, and Commerce in Chinese Woodblock Prints

Written by:T. June Li and Suzanne E. Wright
Category:Exhibit Catalogues
Format:hardcover, 8 x 11.875 inches, 176 pages
Release Date:2016-09-17
ISBN:978-0-87328-267-3

Price: $49.95

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This catalogue is issued in conjunction with “Gardens, Art, and Commerce in Chinese Woodblock Prints,” held at the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, September 17, 2016–January 9, 2017. The exhibition and catalogue explore the art, craft, and cultural significance of Chinese woodblock prints made during their golden age, from the late 16th century through the 19th century. The fully illustrated catalogue features contributions by co-curators T. June Li and Suzanne E. Wright. Li details the origins and provenance of the Huntington’s Ten Bamboo Studio Manual of Calligraphy and Painting, a landmark of multi-block color printing, with particular emphasis on its appeal to 18th- and 19th-century Japanese collectors. Wright traces the development of three distinct regional styles of woodblock-printed illustrations during the late Ming dynasty, with striking examples of each style drawn from the exhibition.



About the Author
T. June Li is curator emerita and founding curator of the Chinese garden at the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Suzanne E. Wright is an associate professor of art history at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Notes:

Winner of three book design awards:

American Alliance of Museums Publications Design Competition, second prize, exhibition catalogues

Publishing Professionals Network Annual Book Show, best of show, reference and scholarly books

PubWest Book Design Awards, Judges' Choice

 

The catalogue is distributed by Oak Knoll Books.

 

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