Featuring an elegant, high-quality design appearance, the book “The Folding Fan of Suzhou” documents the art of fan-folding in its cultural-historical context. The collection consists of five volumes, dealing respectively with Explanatory Notes, The Fan Ribs, The Fan Carving, The Fan Covers and The Fan-making Craftsmen of Suzhou: Extracts from Classical References. In volumes II, III and IV, the compilation is divided into four chapters: Artistic Survey, Workmanship, Appreciation and Traditions. The highly expressive photos of folding fans in this book were compiled from sources originating with both public institutions and private collections, and most are published for the very first time in this book.

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