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The Resource Contemporary public art in China : a photographic tour, John T. Young

Contemporary public art in China : a photographic tour, John T. Young

Label
Contemporary public art in China : a photographic tour
Title
Contemporary public art in China
Title remainder
a photographic tour
Statement of responsibility
John T. Young
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
More than ten thousand public artworks have been created in the People's Republic of China since its establishment in 1949. They range from the ubiquitous Chairman Mao statues, to immense monuments and murals commemorating revolutionary uprisings, to abstract pieces inspired by international artistic trends. Eighty-three of the most intriguing of these works are featured here by American sculptor John Young, who traveled to dozens of Chinese cities, photographing public artworks and interviewing artists and arts administrators. Young introduces us to examples of portrait art featuring political figures, such as the famous collaborative marble carving of Mao Zedong in the Memorial Hall at Tiananmen Square in Beijing, and others that depict anonymous subjects, such as Situ Zhaoguang's playful sculpture - located on a Beijing traffic island amid busy streets - of a girl engrossed in reading a book, plugging her ears to the noise. China's rich ethnic culture is evident in works such as Yuan Yunsheng's mural at the Beijing airport, portraying the Dai people's Water Splashing Festival (whose nude bather was censored until recently and covered over by plywood). Folklore serves as the inspiration for works such as the collaborative granite sculpture Five Rams in Guangzhou, while historical figures and events from imperial China are the subjects of many works, such as Silk Road, a massive sculpture by Ma Gaihu and others marking the Chinese end of the ancient trade route. Many public artworks illustrate China's twentieth-century military struggles, including resistance to the Japanese invasion during World War II and the civil war between the Nationalists and Communists
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Young, John T.
Dewey number
709/.51/09045
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N8846.C6
LC item number
Y68 1999
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Public art
  • Art, Chinese
  • Public art
  • Art, Chinese
  • Art, Chinese
  • Public art
  • China
  • Beeldende kunsten
  • Kunst
  • Geschichte 1940-1995
  • China
Label
Contemporary public art in China : a photographic tour, John T. Young
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "A Samuel and Althea Stroum book."
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm38002609
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 136 pages
Isbn
9780295977089
Lccn
97047141
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o38002609
  • (OCoLC)38002609
Label
Contemporary public art in China : a photographic tour, John T. Young
Publication
Note
  • "A Samuel and Althea Stroum book."
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm38002609
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 136 pages
Isbn
9780295977089
Lccn
97047141
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o38002609
  • (OCoLC)38002609

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