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Graphic Arts
(2,059 words)

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 volume at …

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Grießmayer, Simone, “Graphic Arts”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of China, Managing Editor English Edition: Daniel Leese. Consulted online on 06 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004168633, 20121018

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