Xu Bing, Book from the Sky


Xu Bing, Book from the Sky, c. 1987-91, hand-printed books and ceiling and wall scrolls printed from wood letterpress type, ink on paper; each book, open: 18 1/8″ × 20″ / 46 × 51 cm; each of three ceiling scrolls: 38″ × c. 114′ 9-7/8″ / 96.5 × 3500 cm; each wall scroll: 9′ 2-1/4″ × 39 3/8″ / 280 × 100 cm (installation at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2014, collection of the artist) © Xu Bing


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Cite this page as: Allison Young and Dr. Steven Zucker, "Xu Bing, Book from the Sky," in Smarthistory, December 14, 2015, accessed May 25, 2017, https://smarthistory.org/xu-bing-book-from-the-sky/.