Contemporary Public Art in China: A Photographic Tour (Samuel and Althea Stroum Books)

3.33 avg rating
( 3 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780295977089: Contemporary Public Art in China: A Photographic Tour (Samuel and Althea Stroum Books)

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.

Comments gleaned from these interviews, along with information about subjects and settings, are woven into the text accompanying the color photographs. The artists, ranging in age from twenty to over seventy, discuss how they view their art, how it is commissioned, the conditions under which they work, and especially the collaborative efforts through which much of it has been created. Such sujects as art education, the influence of Western art, and the position of women artists in China are also touched on.

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 eviden in works such as Yuan Yungsheng’s mural at the Beijing airport, portraynig 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 betwen the Nationalists and Communists.

Most of the artworks portrayed in John Young’s superb photographs have never before appeared in a Western publication. Contemporary Public Art in China will be a valuable resource for anyone interested in recent Chinese art or public art, as well as a fascinating guide for visitors to China.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Young, John
Published by University of Washington Press
ISBN 10: 0295977086 ISBN 13: 9780295977089
New Quantity Available: 4
Seller:
Wonder Book
(Frederick, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Washington Press. Book Condition: New. Shrink wrapped!. Bookseller Inventory # B02D-00127

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 8.63
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Young, John T.
Published by Univ Of Washington Press, Seattle, Washington, U. S. A. (1999)
ISBN 10: 0295977086 ISBN 13: 9780295977089
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Nan's Book Shop (IOBA)
(Glen Ellyn, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Univ Of Washington Press, Seattle, Washington, U. S. A., 1999. Softcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. Illustrated by Photographs (illustrator). 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. Comments from these interviews, along with information about subjects and settings are woven into the text accompanying the color photographs. Most of the artworks portrayed in John Young's superb photographs have never before appeared in a Western publication. Contemporary Public Art in China is a valuable resource for anyone interested in recent Chinese art or public art, as well as a fascinating guide for visitors to China. This book is still wrapped in publishers plastic. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 001727

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 9.50
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.75
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Young, John T.
Published by University of Washington Press (1999)
ISBN 10: 0295977086 ISBN 13: 9780295977089
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Russell Books
(Victoria, BC, Canada)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Washington Press, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 0295977086 New in original shrink wrap. Bookseller Inventory # IM225538

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 12.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.00
From Canada to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

John T. Young
Published by University of Washington Press (1999)
ISBN 10: 0295977086 ISBN 13: 9780295977089
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Washington Press, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0295977086

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 24.28
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

John T. Young
Published by John Hopkins University Press
ISBN 10: 0295977086 ISBN 13: 9780295977089
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description John Hopkins University Press. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0295977086

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 21.57
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Young, John T.
Published by Univ of Washington Pr (1999)
ISBN 10: 0295977086 ISBN 13: 9780295977089
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Univ of Washington Pr, 1999. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # TU-9780295977089

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 23.79
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

John T. Young
Published by University of Washington Press (1998)
ISBN 10: 0295977086 ISBN 13: 9780295977089
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Washington Press, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0295977086

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 25.01
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

John T. Young
Published by University of Washington Press, United States (1999)
ISBN 10: 0295977086 ISBN 13: 9780295977089
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Washington Press, United States, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. 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. Comments gleaned from these interviews, along with information about subjects and settings, are woven into the text accompanying the color photographs. The artists, ranging in age from twenty to over seventy, discuss how they view their art, how it is commissioned, the conditions under which they work, and especially the collaborative efforts through which much of it has been created. Such sujects as art education, the influence of Western art, and the position of women artists in China are also touched on. 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 eviden in works such as Yuan Yungsheng s mural at the Beijing airport, portraynig 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 betwen the Nationalists and Communists. Most of the artworks portrayed in John Young s superb photographs have never before appeared in a Western publication. Contemporary Public Art in China will be a valuable resource for anyone interested in recent Chinese art or public art, as well as a fascinating guide for visitors to China. Bookseller Inventory # BTE9780295977089

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 29.77
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

John T. Young
Published by University of Washington Press (1998)
ISBN 10: 0295977086 ISBN 13: 9780295977089
New Softcover Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Washington Press, 1998. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # TV9780295977089

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 44.76
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.53
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

John T. Young
Published by Univ of Washington Pr (1999)
ISBN 10: 0295977086 ISBN 13: 9780295977089
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Univ of Washington Pr, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. illustrated edition. 136 pages. 9.50x8.50x0.50 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 0295977086

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 51.88
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.93
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book