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Book from the Sky

Xu Bing
(born 1955)

Date: ca. 1987–1991
Culture: China
Medium: Installation of hand-printed books and ceiling and wall scrolls printed from wood letterpress type; ink on paper
Dimensions: Each book, open: 18 1/8 × 20 in. (46 × 51 cm); three ceiling scrolls, each: 38 in. × approx. 114 ft. 9 7/8 in. (96.5 × 3500 cm); each wall scroll: 9 ft. 2 1/4 in. × 39 3/8 in. (280 × 100 cm)
Classification: Sculpture
Credit Line: Lent by the artist
Rights and Reproduction: © Xu Bing

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