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Up in flames : the ephemeral art of pasted-paper sculpture in Taiwan

Author: Ellen Johnston Laing; Helen Hui-Ling Liu
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Up in Flames is the first comprehensive study of the traditional Chinese craft of paper sculpture - the construction in bamboo and paper of human figures, figures of gods, buildings, and other objects, all intended to be ritually burned. The book documents this ancient craft as it exists today in Taiwan. The fascinating fundamentals of the craft, the tools and materials, as well as the techniques used to construct  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ellen Johnston Laing; Helen Hui-Ling Liu
ISBN: 0804734550 9780804734554
OCLC Number: 52860055
Description: xx, 207 : illustrations (some color), map ; 27 cm
Contents: Chinese funerary beliefs --
History --
Ceremonies and paper sculptures in late twentieth-century Taiwan --
Craftsmen and suppliers --
Materials, tools, parts, and techniques --
Craft of paper sculpture as art.
Responsibility: Ellen Johnston Laing and Helen Hui-Ling Liu.
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