Suzhou zheshan. Elegant Article in Sleeve. The Folding Fan of Suzhou
Exemplaire de luxe avec un coffret spécialement conçu par un designer pékinois With a artfully crafted limited standard bookcase
Shanghai, Shanghai shuhua chubanshe, 2010.
5 vol. in-folio (25,5 x 38 cm), stiched, on double leaves, a nice bookcase designed specially and crafted for this book
This collection is divided into five volumes, respectively with “A general description”, “The fan ribs”, “The fan carvings”, “The fan covers”, and “The fan-making craftsmen of Suzhou – Extracts from classical references”. In volumes II, III, and IV, the compilation is divided into the four chapters of “artistic survey”, “Workmanship”, “Appreciation”, and “Artisans and their works”. 2516 photos of folding fans, from sources of both public institutions and private collections and most of them being published for the first time. Text in English and Chinese. One fan enclosed in this set. Limited edition