The exhibition "Gardens, Art, and Commerce in Chinese Woodblock Prints", held at the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, September 17, 2016-January 9, 2017, explores 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.
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.
- Hardcover, three-piece case binding with debossed and tipped-on title
- 154 color illustrations, 2 maps
- 176 pages
- By T. June Li and Suzanne E. Wright
8 x 11.875"
Winner of the 2017 Gold Award for Art Book and the Judges Choice Award from the PubWest Book Design Awards.
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