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Xu, Bing 1955-

Overview
Works: 105 works in 178 publications in 4 languages and 4,432 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Fiction  Miscellanea  Interviews  Documentary films  Catalogs  Parodies, imitations, etc 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Editor, Artist, Other, Illustrator
Classifications: N7349.X8, 709.2
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Bing Xu
The art of Xu Bing : words without meaning, meaning without words by Britta Erickson( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Featuring works in Square Word Calligraphy, his whimsical, invented style of writing, The Art of Xu Bing traces the calligrapher's career and provides illustrations and in-depth descriptions of his works, which have been shown from Finland to Australia and the United States. Author and art historian Britta Erickson leads this look into Xu Bing's development as a significant international artist, and Xu Bing himself contributes a chapter on his life and work."--Jacket
Persistence-transformation : text as image in the art of Xu Bing( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La publicación constituye un estudio multidisciplinario del arte de Xu Bing y sus implicaciones intelectuales, con ensayos que abordan el lugar de su obra en la historia de la caligrafía china, examinándola en el contexto de la disidencia intelectual china, estableciendo paralelismos con las vanguardias japonesas, y analizándola desde la perspectiva de la historia del arte occidental. Desde sus más de 4000 caracteres chinos no leíbles, con el propósito de unir al público oriental y occidental en un igualitarismo de "aliteratura" inducida, hasta la invención de sus "palabras cuadradas", Xu Bing utiliza el lenguaje de forma brillante, amena y profundamente subversiva para -en palabras suyas- "atacar la esencia misma de la cultura"
Book from the ground : from point to point by Bing Xu( Book )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty years ago I made Book from the Sky, a book of illegible Chinese characters that no one could read. Now I have created Book from the Ground, a book that anyone can read." (Xu Bing)0Following his classic work Book from the Sky, the Chinese artist Xu Bing presents a new graphic novel—one composed entirely of symbols and icons that are universally understood. Xu Bing spent seven years gathering materials, experimenting, revising, and arranging thousands of pictograms to construct the narrative of Book from the Ground. The result is a readable story without words, an account of twenty-four hours in the life of “Mr. Black," a typical urban white-collar worker.0Our protagonist’s day begins with wake-up calls from a nearby bird and his bedside alarm clock; it continues through tooth-brushing, coffee-making, TV-watching, and cat-feeding. He commutes to his job on the subway, works in his office, ponders various fast-food options for lunch, waits in line for the bathroom, daydreams, sends flowers, socializes after work, goes home, kills a mosquito, goes to bed, sleeps, and gets up the next morning to do it all over again. His day is recounted with meticulous and intimate detail, and reads like a postmodern, post-textual riff on James Joyce’s account of Bloom’s peregrinations in Ulysses. But Xu Bing’s narrative, using an exclusively visual language, could be published anywhere, without translation or explication; anyone with experience in contemporary life--anyone who has internalized the icons and logos of modernity, from smiley faces to transit maps to menus--can understand it
The book about Xu Bing's Book from the ground( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Although the pictogram-only narrative in Xu Bing's Book from the Ground can be read by anyone, there is much more to the story of Xu Bing's wordless book than can be gleaned from icons alone. This companion volume to Book from the Ground chronicles the entire project, mapping the history of Xu Bing's novel creation from inspiration to exhibition to publication. In the 1980s, Xu Bing created Book from the Sky. Using garbled and nonsensical faux-Chinese characters, this installation expressed Xu's doubts about written language and provoked questions about the Chinese language. Thirty years later, with Book from the Ground, the artist expresses his hope for a single, universally understood language. Inspired by airport signs that communicate instantaneously through images--directing a temporary community of modern nomads where to eat, shop, sit, and find a bathroom--Xu began to collect images, icons, and logos from which he could construct a story. This book describes Xu's research, showing notebook pages and bulletin boards full of clipped-out images; offers commentary by the artist and discussions of reading, alphabets and languages; documents, with text and photographs, exhibitions and installations connected to the work (including a Book from the Ground pop-up concept store); provides a list of works; describes Xu's "icon lab"; and "translates" Xu's pictographic narrative into English."--Publisher's website
Landscape/landscript : nature as language in the art of Xu Bing by S. J Vainker( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The importance of the written word in Chinese art - as inscription, decoration or calligraphy with brush and ink - is one of the most discussed topics in the history of Chinese art. Here, Xu Bing examines the systems within the written language itself, illustrating how the visual elements articulate or create a relationship between the language user and the myriad objects around him
Xu Bing : Tobacco Project, Duke/Shanghai/Virginia, 1999-2011 by John B Ravenal( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tianshu : passages in the making of a book by John Cayley( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Xu Bing : Phoenix( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A behind the scenes look at the creation and installation of "Phoenix," the sculpture by Chinese artist Xu Bing created from the construction debris of China. Xu Bing describes how the project originated and how he drew inspiration from the transformative nature of the migrant construction workers' efforts, the transformation of Chinese society, and the traditional elements of both Chinese folk art and folklore. Originally commissioned to decorate the atrium of a new building in China, it was rescued by a Taiwanese art collector when the original sponsor withdrew funding, and is now installed at the Massachusetts Museum of Contempary Art (Mass MoCa)
Woodcuts in modern China, 1937-2008 : towards a universal pictorial language( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Innovative management in information and production by J Watada( Book )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Innovative Management in Information and Production is based on the proceedings of the Third International Symposium on Innovative Managemet, Information and Production. This symposium is held by International Society of Management Engineers. The symposium took place on October 8-10, in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. This book examines recent innovative management of information and productions such as digital collection management and operations planning, scheduling and control
An introduction to square word calligraphy by Bing Xu( Book )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Provides instruction on the basic principles of New English Calligraphy, a writing system invented and designed by the artist ... a fusion of written English and written Chinese. The letters of an English word are slightly altered and arranged in a square word format so that the word takes on the ostensible form of a Chinese character, yet remains legible to the English reader"--Distributor's information sheet
Tasapainoilua : kuusi reittiä Himalajalle( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in Finnish and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reinventing tradition in a new world : the arts of Gu Wenda, Wang Mansheng, Xu Bing and Zhang Hongtu by Ying Wang( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ostwind : Yoshihiro Suda, Fang Lijun, Xu Bing( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in German and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Qi Baishi : cong qun zhong zhong lai dao qun zhong zhong qu by Baishi Qi( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in Chinese and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reading space : the art of Xu Bing by Bing Xu( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shou jie CAFAM wei lai zhan : ya xian xiang, Zhongguo qing nian yi shu sheng tai bao gao ti ming ji by CAFAM wei lai zhan( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in Chinese and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the Phoenix : Xu Bing's Phoenix Project by Bing Xu( Book )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Post Testament : connoting today's standard version by Bing Xu( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symposium Shu, reinventing books in contemporary Chinese art, December 16, 2006 by China Institute in America( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symposium held Dec. 16, 2006 at the China Institute, related to an exhibition at the China Institute Gallery held Sept. 28-Nov. 11, 2006 and Dec. 13, 2006-Feb. 24, 2007
 
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The art of Xu Bing : words without meaning, meaning without words
Alternative Names
Bing, Xu 1955-

Hsü, Ping 1955-

Xu, Bing

Xu, Bing 1955-

徐冰 1955-

Languages
English (77)

Chinese (12)

Finnish (5)

German (4)

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Persistence-transformation : text as image in the art of Xu BingReinventing tradition in a new world : the arts of Gu Wenda, Wang Mansheng, Xu Bing and Zhang HongtuReinventing tradition in a new world : the arts of Gu Wenda, Wang Mansheng, Xu Bing and Zhang HongtuWhere heaven and earth meet : Xu Bing & Cai Guo-QiangThree installations by Xu Bing : November 30, 1991-January 19, 1992Three installations : [Exhibition], November 30, 1990-January 19, 1992, Elvehjem Museum of ArtThe art of Xu Bing : words without meaning, meaning without words