Violet Sand Crafts in China (Illustrated)


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Violet Sand Crafts in China (Illustrated)

Author: Xu Xiutang
Translators: Sun Haiqin
Order No. 1118
ISBN-13: 9781622460120
ISBN-10:  162246012X
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Homa & Sekey Books
Pub Year: 2016
Language: English
Size: 6.5 x 9.5
Page: 193
Price: $30.95. You pay only $18.57 (after 40% discount).

About the Book

Violet Sand Crafts in China puts emphasis on basic appearance, expressive style, main features on aesthetics and technology, history and representative masters of violet sand in China. It will help readers to understand more about the intangible Chinese cultural heritage.

Violet sand mud is rich in iron. Different firing temperatures also result in different colors. It has many advantages, such as easy to mould, hard to destroy and small percentage of contraction, providing artisans with excellent processing conditions to mould, design and engrave ever-changing decorative lines. Works made by skillful artisans are not only utilities but also works of art. Made in accordance with manufacturing technique, they’ve entered the temple of art by breaking the limitation that confines folk arts and crafts in arts and crafts.

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9781622460120: Violet Sand Crafts in China

About the Author

Xu Xiutang has been engaged in the creation of violet sand craft for nearly 50 years. Known as the Great Master of Chinese Arts and Crafts, he is now a member of the Chinese Artists Association, a member of the Ceramic Art Committee of Chinese Artists Association, Chairman of Violet Sand Craft Professional Committee of Chinese Arts and Crafts Institute and visiting professor at Jiangnan University and Wuxi Institute of Arts and Technology. He has published more than 10 professional books and several papers on violet sand craft. His violet sand works have won National Awards several times. Some of his works are stored by many museums at home and abroad, including the British Museum, the Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Belgium and Shanghai Museum. From 1990 to 2013, he’s held four personal violet sand craft shows.

About the Translator

Sun Haiqin, born in Shaoxing, China, is a PhD in translation studies with research focus on interpreting theory and translation pedagogy, a translator and conference interpreter of Chinese and English, and a university lecturer. Sun got the Conference Interpreter Certificate co-signed by senior interpreters of the United Nations, the European Union and Shanghai International Studies University (SHISU) in 2011. For more than a decade, she has been providing interpreting and translating service for international events. From 2003 to 2012, she was a teacher in Zhejiang Normal University. Since 2013, she has been teaching in the Graduate Institute of Interpreting and Translation of SHISU, where she also got her master’s and doctoral degree in 2006 and 2012.

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Weight 2 lbs