Published November 2001
by Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Ga .
Written in English
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|Number of Pages||84|
Title: Book from the Sky Artist: Xu Bing (born ) Date: ca. – Culture: China Medium: Installation of hand-printed books and ceiling and wall scrolls printed from wood letterpress type; ink on paper Dimensions: Each book, open: 18 1/8 × 20 in. (46 × 51 cm); three ceiling scrolls, each: 38 in. × approx. ft. 9 7/8 in. ( × cm); each wall scroll: 9 ft. 2 1/4 in. × AUSTIN, TX—Ap —The Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas at Austin presents Xu Bing: Book from the Sky, a monumental installation by celebrated Chinese artist Xu Bing. Regarded as one of the masterpieces of twentieth- century Chinese art, Book from the Sky ushered in the avant-garde movement in post-Mao era China. Xu Bing is a contemporary Chinese installation artist and one of China’s best-known creative figures. View Xu Bing’s artworks on artnet. Find an in-depth biography, exhibitions, original artworks for sale, the latest news, and sold auction prices. See available prints and multiples, works on paper, and installation for sale and learn about the ality: Chinese. From The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Xu Bing 徐冰, Book from the Sky 天书 (ca. ), Installation of hand-printed books and ceiling and wall scrolls printe.
J - Janu The Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas at Austin presents Xu Bing: Book from the Sky, a monumental installation by celebrated Chinese artist Xu Bing. Regarded as one of the masterpieces of twentieth-century Chinese art, Book from the Sky ushered in the avant-garde movement in post-Mao era China. It also won Xu Bing international recognition. ―Xu Bing. Following his classic work Book from the Sky, the Chinese artist Xu Bing presents a new graphic novel―one composed entirely of symbols and icons that are universally understood. Xu Bing spent seven years gathering materials, experimenting, revising, and arranging thousands of pictograms to construct the narrative of Book from the /5(24). The following year, however, Xu Bing attracted controversy with A Case Study of Transference (), which was exhibited in the Guggenheim Museum's show, Art in China after Theater of the World. A documentary film, the piece showed spectators watching a boar mating a sow, both of which had their coats stamped with nonsensical writing. Xu Bing, Book from the Sky, c. , hand-printed books and ceiling and wall scrolls printed from wood letterpress type; ink on paper, each book, open: 18 1/8 × 20 inches / 46 × 51 cm; each of three ceiling scrolls 38 inches × c. feet /8 inches / × cm; each wall scroll 9 feet /4 inches × /8 inches / × cm (installation at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
A Book from the Sky (simplified Chinese: 天书; traditional Chinese: 天書; pinyin: Tiānshū) is the title of a book produced by Chinese artist Xu Bing in the style of fine editions from the Song and Ming dynasties, but filled entirely with meaningless glyphs designed to resemble traditional Chinese characters. The book, which consists of four volumes totaling pages, was printed in a. Xu Bing (born ) stands out as a leading figure in the international art world. His works and installation pieces, including Ghosts Pounding the Wall (an acutal rubbing of the Great Wall done at Jinshanling in ) and Wu Street (), and his ongiong exploration of language have brought worldwide attention to this unassuming provocateur/5. [Xu Bing] is best known for his stunningly beautiful yet pessimistic installation Tianshu (the book of the sky). The work comprises three mediums: long, printed banners hung from the ceiling. Xu Bing: Art for the People. Center del Carme, Valencia, Spain Xu Bing: Thought and Method. Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China Sculpture 21st: Xu Bing. Dragonfly Eyes Xu Bing: Book from the Sky to Book from the Ground. Eslite Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan.