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The Printed Image in China: From the 8th to the 21st Centuries

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Edited by Clarissa von Spee

Papermaking and printing were invented in China centuries before they were known in Europe. This beautifully illustrated book presents for the first time a selection from the entire range of Chinese prints held by the British Museum, one of the most comprehensive collections outside Asia. By illuminating the story of printing in China from its inception around 700 AD to the present day, the book explores the role of the Chinese pictorial print in various cultural contexts. Included are Buddhist prints from the Silk Road, colourful pictures used in folk rituals and festivals, imperial engravings, dramatic anti- war images of the Modern Woodcut Movement and contemporary prints that have gained recognition on the international art scene.

In her introduction, Clarissa von Spee gives a concise survey of the subject and traces the museum's Chinese print-collecting history. Contributions from three international expertsThomas G. Ebrey, Anne Farrer and Hiromitsu Kobayashidiscus groups of prints that are highlights in the collection and offer context for the individual prints that follow. Focusing on over 100 of its finest examples, this magnificent books brings an outstanding collection to a wider audience and celebrates the artistic creativity of the Chinese printmaker.

192 pages, 129 full-color illustrations. 9 3/4'' x 9 3/4''. Paper.

  • 192 pages
  • 129 full-color illustrations
  • 9 3/4'' x 9 3/4''
  • Paper

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Description

Edited by Clarissa von Spee

Papermaking and printing were invented in China centuries before they were known in Europe. This beautifully illustrated book presents for the first time a selection from the entire range of Chinese prints held by the British Museum, one of the most comprehensive collections outside Asia. By illuminating the story of printing in China from its inception around 700 AD to the present day, the book explores the role of the Chinese pictorial print in various cultural contexts. Included are Buddhist prints from the Silk Road, colourful pictures used in folk rituals and festivals, imperial engravings, dramatic anti- war images of the Modern Woodcut Movement and contemporary prints that have gained recognition on the international art scene.

In her introduction, Clarissa von Spee gives a concise survey of the subject and traces the museum's Chinese print-collecting history. Contributions from three international expertsThomas G. Ebrey, Anne Farrer and Hiromitsu Kobayashidiscus groups of prints that are highlights in the collection and offer context for the individual prints that follow. Focusing on over 100 of its finest examples, this magnificent books brings an outstanding collection to a wider audience and celebrates the artistic creativity of the Chinese printmaker.

192 pages, 129 full-color illustrations. 9 3/4'' x 9 3/4''. Paper.





  • 192 pages
  • 129 full-color illustrations
  • 9 3/4'' x 9 3/4''
  • Paper


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