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Introduction to Square-Word Calligraphy
  • Xu Bing
    born 1955
    born: Chongqing, Sichuan province, China ; active: China, United States
  • Introduction to Square-Word Calligraphy, 1994–1996
  • hand printed woodblock, hand-rubbed stone carving, and zinc relief plates, printed with water-based ink on "grass paper"; butterfly binding and camphor wood boards
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 38.1 x 22.9 x 2.5 cm
  • Museum purchase: R. Charles and Mary Margaret Clevenger Art Acquisition Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2018.0151
Book from the Sky to Book from the Ground: Xu Bing's Book Works