Historical Survey of Ancient Chinese Books [ca 1988]
Historical Survey of Ancient Chinese Books
[brak inf. o wyd. aut.], [ca 1988]
Oprawa broszurowa, 20 cm
Liczne barwne ilustracje
Tekst w jęz. ang. i chińskim
Egzemplarz z księgozbioru introligatora Ryszarda Ziemby [ekslibris na przedniej wyklejce].
Chinese civilization is renowned for the work of great philosophers, Scientists, inventors, statesmen, military strategists, architects, artists, and men and women of letters, but China's cultural library is far older than these classics. Indeed the earliest recorded communications antedate written language, which appears first as inscriptions on shell, bone and stone. Subsequently materials included bamboo, wood, bronze, silk and, of course, ink. With the later developments in papermaking, woodblock printing, and use of movable type, the book as we know it today came into being. The process of papermaking was invented in China over 1,800 years ago, woodblock printing about 1,300 and movable type 900 years ago. These innovations made possible largescale book production, an epochal contribution to the civilization and progress of mankind. This exhibition illustrates and explains the materials, methods, and formats employed for several thousand years in making ancient Chinese books.