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- Object: Dawo Miaomo Art Book
Album with 25 facsimile prints of the work of Zhang Dawo and a thin A4 documentation folder containing an introduction and several texts by art critics from the United Kingdom and China; bound in an accordeon form, with a wooden cover made of Huon pine; comes with a leather box.
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Height: 90 centimetres
Thickness: 14 centimetres (approximately)
Width: 90 centimetres
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The album features 25 facsimile prints of the artist's original works. It can be extnded to a length of 46 metres. It took over 100 days for three skilled craftsmen to ount the prints and carve the slipcase. The creation of the album involved a blending of Eastern and Western paper mounting and paper making techniques.
The cover of this book has been made with Huon pine, a special slow growing tree from Tasmania that will not rot and was traditionally used for boat building. The trees are currently protected from further felling.
See Gordon Barras, 2002, The Art of Calligraphy in Modern China
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