Graphic Arts
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Although artistic prints were widespread and much loved in China, the graphic arts did not originally belong to the high arts. Creation was not the task of the woodcut maker and the printer, the faithful reproduction of works by painters and calligraphers was. Graphic arts were a means to produce images and texts in greater vol…

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Grießmayer, Simone, “Graphic Arts”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of China, Managing Editor English Edition: Daniel Leese. Consulted online on 18 November 2017
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004168633, 20121018



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