- San Marino, California: Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, 2016.
- 8 x 11.875 inches
- Hardcover, three-piece case binding with debossed and tipped-on title
- 176 pages
- ISBN: 0873282671
- ISBN: 9780873282673
Price: $49.95 other currencies
Order Nr. 129157
A catalogue issued in conjunction with "Gardens, Art, and Commerce in Chinese Woodblock Prints" at the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, September 17, 2016-January 9, 2017. The exhibition and catalogue explore the art, craft, and cultural significance of Chinese woodblock prints made during their golden age, from the late 16th century through the 19th century. The fully illustrated catalogue features contributions by co-curators T. June Li and Suzanne E. Wright. Li details the origins and provenance of the Huntington's Ten Bamboo Studio Manual of Calligraphy and Painting, a landmark of multi-block color printing, with particular emphasis on its appeal to 18th- and 19th-century Japanese collectors. Wright traces the development of three distinct regional styles of woodblock-printed illustrations during the late Ming dynasty, with striking examples of each style drawn from the exhibition. Included are 154 color illustrations and two maps.
T. June Li is curator emerita and founding curator of the Chinese garden at the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Suzanne E. Wright is an associate professor of art history at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.