Peking. 國際書店. Guozi Shudian. [circa1956]. Stock ID #155406
17 sheets each with an original colour papercut laid down on it, plus one introductory page, 19 x 26cm, decorative paper wrappers with ribbon tie binding, light soiling and wear to covers, small abraded area at upper corner of back cover, tissue guards little creased at corners, minor damage on two papercuts, in good condition. The collection is divided into eight sections, each with a tissue paper cover sheet. The sections are: paper-cuts of Shantun Province (3 sheets), paper-cuts of Weihsien (1 sheet, Hopei Province), paper-cuts of Yangchow (1 sheet, Kiangsu Province), paper-cuts of Nanking (3 sheets), paper-cuts of Chien An(1 sheet, Hopei Province), paper-cuts of Chekiang Province (3 sheets), paper-cuts of Chaochow (1 sheet, Kwangtung Province), paper-cuts of a new type (3 sheets).
In the introduction is a poignant declaration of the place of art and culture in China just a few years before the Cultural Revolution: "Since the founding of the People's Republic of China, with the steady improvement in their living conditions, the Chinese people have felt more and more keenly the need for art and culture in their lives. Thanks to the Government's active support and encouragement, the traditional art of cutting is now flourishing as never before". (When referring to this item please quote stockid 155406).
Price: $350.00 AU