Sunday, March 21, 2010

Chinese Book Covers

While checking out my town's new rare/used book store, Logos Books, I found this book of a collection of works from China's 'Central Academy of Arts & Design'. The full (and awkwardly translated) titled is "Selections of Designing Work the Central Academy of Arts & Design, 1956-1986" by Zhong Yang, Gong Yi Mei Shu Xue Yuan and She Ji Pin Xuan. I can find no information about the book online. Here are a few of my favorite book covers from the book. I'll post some posters and record designs from the book sometime soon.

Design, Wang Xiaofei
Design, Wang Xiaofei

The Selected Works of the Film songs, Chen Shaohua
The Selected Works of the Film songs, Chen Shaohua

Clown Hans, Yu Bingnan
Clown Hans, Yu Bingnan

Contemporaries, He Yanming
Contemporaries, He Yanming

Motherland in My Heart, Wu Guanying
Motherland in My Heart, Wu Guanying

Time and Life, Chen Yadan
Time and Life, Chen Yadan

Eagle, Ci Xiangqun
Eagle, Ci Xiangqun

Aesop's Fables, Li Meng
Aesop's Fables, Li Meng

Wall, Yue Xin
Wall, Yue Xin

The Timber Processing and its Utility, Kang Renping
The Timber Processing and its Utility, Kang Renping

Frontier Town, Kang Renping
Frontier Town, Kang Renping

Frontier Town, Ren Jianmin
Frontier Town, Ren Jianmin

The Selected Works of Zhang Henshui, Yu Bingnan
The Selected Works of Zhang Henshui, Yu Bingnan

Gas Press-Container, Kang Renping
Gas Press-Container, Kang Renping

The Great Wall, He Yanming
The Great Wall, He Yanming

The Spring of the Beauties, Chen Xiaohong
The Spring of the Beauties, Chen Xiaohong

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Found this at my newly reopened local independent bookstore, Logos Books [link]
a few more covers are posted over at my flickr [link]
The Central Academy of Arts & Design (who put out this book) seems to be now known as "China Central Academy Of Fine Arts" [link]

6 comments:

céline said...

love the first one!

anyjazz said...

Excellent find!

Dorrie said...

these are lovely, great raw design...perfect...

Quran said...

Various forms of art have been used under the influence of great philosophers, teachers, religious figures and even political figures. Chinese art is rich with all facets of fine art, folk art and performance art.

Resume said...

These are lovely, great raw design...perfect...


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Jeremy said...

True Gems. Exquisite.

 
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