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ZHANG HONGTU: EXPANDING VISIONS OF A SHRINKING WORLD. Ed. by Luchia Lee and Jerome Silbergeld. Queens Museum, New York, 2015. Published in association with Duke University Press, Durham. 340 pp. with 219 ills. (200 col.). 28 x 23 cm. ISBN 9780822360421 In English.
Hardcover edition also available; see Worldwide 37051. Note: Worldwide is supplying the hardcover edition to our approval plan customers. Publisher's description: In this book, leading art experts, art historians, and critics review the life, career, and artistic development of New York-based Chinese artist Zhang Hongtu. A pioneer in contemporary Chinese art, Zhang created the first example of "China Pop" art, and his oeuvre is as diverse, intellectually complex, and engaging as it is entertaining. From painting and sculpture to computer generated works and multi-media projects, Zhang's art is equally rich in terms of China's history and its current events, containing profound reflections on China's oldest cultural habits and contemporary preoccupations. He provides a model of cross-cultural interaction designed to make Asian and Western audiences look more closely at each other and at themselves to recognize the beliefs they hold and the unexamined values they adhere to. From his early work in China during the Cultural Revolution to his decades as an artist in New York, Zhang reflects the complex attitudes of a scholar-artist toward modernity, as well as toward Asian and Western societies and himself.
Artist(s):Zhang Hongtu
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Worldwide Number: 167180
Paperbound $40.00x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)    

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