united nations - retranslation & rewriting of tang poetry
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    • an installation designed in new york, usa, produced in wenda gu's stone carving studio in xi'an city, china 1993 - 2005 forest of stone steles - retranslation & rewriting tang poetry consists of 50 hand carved stone steles, each measuring 110cm x 190cm x 20cm (75 " long x 43.5" wide x 8 " thick ) and weighin 1.3 tonnes each.

      historical reference of stone steles 1: there are many stone steles in china's history. the most splendid examples are the forest of stone steles (碑林 bei lin), located in sanxue street in xi'an city, which is a magnificant museum abundant with historical facts and epic stories of chinese civilization. it concentrates on history, culture, art and technology as a whole, and is famous as a treasure house of calligraphic art.

      when han jian built chang'an city, he moved the kai cheng stone scripture there. a northern song dynasty high official, yu ce, removed the tang dynasty and other stone steles of kai cheng stone scripture to the location where the current forest of stone steles museum stands. from the han dynasty to early in the last century, yu ce constructed large-scale buildings and extended the stele collection during the middle of the ming dynasty into more than 1000 pieces of ancient stone steles. these not only functioned as tombstones, but also were highly regarded as one of the most developed artistic forms in chinese art history. there remain many precious stone steles which have recorded the calligraphy of huang xizhi, yan zhengqing, liu gongquan and yu youren etc.... as well as recorded important political and cultural moments in china's various ancient periods.



      stone steles 1-50:

      dimensions of each stone stele: 110 cm (wide) x 190 cm (long) x 20 cm (thick)

      weight of each and every stone stele: 1.3 tons  

      period of creation : 1993 - 2005, xi’an city, china, total stone steles numbers: 50  

    • an installation designed in new york, usa, produced in wenda gu's stone carving studio in xi'an city, china 1993 - 2005 forest of stone steles - retranslation & rewriting tang poetry consists of 50 hand carved stone steles, each measuring 110cm x 190cm x 20cm (75 " long x 43.5" wide x 8 " thick ) and weighin 1.3 tonnes each.

      historical reference of stone steles 1: there are many stone steles in china's history. the most splendid examples are the forest of stone steles (碑林 bei lin), located in sanxue street in xi'an city, which is a magnificant museum abundant with historical facts and epic stories of chinese civilization. it concentrates on history, culture, art and technology as a whole, and is famous as a treasure house of calligraphic art.

      when han jian built chang'an city, he moved the kai cheng stone scripture there. a northern song dynasty high official, yu ce, removed the tang dynasty and other stone steles of kai cheng stone scripture to the location where the current forest of stone steles museum stands. from the han dynasty to early in the last century, yu ce constructed large-scale buildings and extended the stele collection during the middle of the ming dynasty into more than 1000 pieces of ancient stone steles. these not only functioned as tombstones, but also were highly regarded as one of the most developed artistic forms in chinese art history. there remain many precious stone steles which have recorded the calligraphy of huang xizhi, yan zhengqing, liu gongquan and yu youren etc.... as well as recorded important political and cultural moments in china's various ancient periods.



      stone steles 1-50:

      dimensions of each stone stele: 110 cm (wide) x 190 cm (long) x 20 cm (thick)

      weight of each and every stone stele: 1.3 tons

      period of creation : 1993 - 2005, xi’an city, china, total stone steles numbers: 50

    • an installation designed in new york, usa, produced in wenda gu's stone carving studio in xi'an city, china 1993 - 2005 forest of stone steles - retranslation & rewriting tang poetry consists of 50 hand carved stone steles, each measuring 110cm x 190cm x 20cm (75 " long x 43.5" wide x 8 " thick ) and weighin 1.3 tonnes each.


      historical reference of stone steles 1: there are many stone steles in china's history. the most splendid examples are the forest of stone steles (碑林 bei lin), located in sanxue street in xi'an city, which is a magnificant museum abundant with historical facts and epic stories of chinese civilization. it concentrates on history, culture, art and technology as a whole, and is famous as a treasure house of calligraphic art.

      when han jian built chang'an city, he moved the kai cheng stone scripture there. a northern song dynasty high official, yu ce, removed the tang dynasty and other stone steles of kai cheng stone scripture to the location where the current forest of stone steles museum stands. from the han dynasty to early in the last century, yu ce constructed large-scale buildings and extended the stele collection during the middle of the ming dynasty into more than 1000 pieces of ancient stone steles. these not only functioned as tombstones, but also were highly regarded as one of the most developed artistic forms in chinese art history. there remain many precious stone steles which have recorded the calligraphy of huang xizhi, yan zhengqing, liu gongquan and yu youren etc.... as well as recorded important political and cultural moments in china's various ancient periods.



      stone steles 1-50:

      dimensions of each stone stele: 110 cm (wide) x 190 cm (long) x 20 cm (thick)

      weight of each and every stone stele: 1.3 tons  

      period of creation : 1993 - 2005, xi’an city, china, total stone steles numbers: 50  

    • an installation designed in new york, usa, produced in wenda gu's stone carving studio in xi'an city, china 1993 - 2005 forest of stone steles - retranslation & rewriting tang poetry consists of 50 hand carved stone steles, each measuring 110cm x 190cm x 20cm (75 " long x 43.5" wide x 8 " thick ) and weighin 1.3 tonnes each.

      historical reference of stone steles 1: there are many stone steles in china's history. the most splendid examples are the forest of stone steles (碑林 bei lin), located in sanxue street in xi'an city, which is a magnificant museum abundant with historical facts and epic stories of chinese civilization. it concentrates on history, culture, art and technology as a whole, and is famous as a treasure house of calligraphic art.

      when han jian built chang'an city, he moved the kai cheng stone scripture there. a northern song dynasty high official, yu ce, removed the tang dynasty and other stone steles of kai cheng stone scripture to the location where the current forest of stone steles museum stands. from the han dynasty to early in the last century, yu ce constructed large-scale buildings and extended the stele collection during the middle of the ming dynasty into more than 1000 pieces of ancient stone steles. these not only functioned as tombstones, but also were highly regarded as one of the most developed artistic forms in chinese art history. there remain many precious stone steles which have recorded the calligraphy of huang xizhi, yan zhengqing, liu gongquan and yu youren etc.... as well as recorded important political and cultural moments in china's various ancient periods.



      stone steles 1-50:

      dimensions of each stone stele: 110 cm (wide) x 190 cm (long) x 20 cm (thick)

      weight of each and every stone stele: 1.3 tons  

      period of creation : 1993 - 2005, xi’an city, china, total stone steles numbers: 50  


    • an installation designed in new york, usa, produced in wenda gu's stone carving studio in xi'an city, china 1993 - 2005 forest of stone steles - retranslation & rewriting tang poetry consists of 50 hand carved stone steles, each measuring 110cm x 190cm x 20cm (75 " long x 43.5" wide x 8 " thick ) and weighin 1.3 tonnes each.

      historical reference of stone steles 1: there are many stone steles in china's history. the most splendid examples are the forest of stone steles (碑林 bei lin), located in sanxue street in xi'an city, which is a magnificant museum abundant with historical facts and epic stories of chinese civilization. it concentrates on history, culture, art and technology as a whole, and is famous as a treasure house of calligraphic art.

      when han jian built chang'an city, he moved the kai cheng stone scripture there. a northern song dynasty high official, yu ce, removed the tang dynasty and other stone steles of kai cheng stone scripture to the location where the current forest of stone steles museum stands. from the han dynasty to early in the last century, yu ce constructed large-scale buildings and extended the stele collection during the middle of the ming dynasty into more than 1000 pieces of ancient stone steles. these not only functioned as tombstones, but also were highly regarded as one of the most developed artistic forms in chinese art history. there remain many precious stone steles which have recorded the calligraphy of huang xizhi, yan zhengqing, liu gongquan and yu youren etc.... as well as recorded important political and cultural moments in china's various ancient periods.



      stone steles 1-50:

      dimensions of each stone stele: 110 cm (wide) x 190 cm (long) x 20 cm (thick)

      weight of each and every stone stele: 1.3 tons  

      period of creation : 1993 - 2005, xi’an city, china, total stone steles numbers: 50  


    • an installation designed in new york, usa, produced in wenda gu's stone carving studio in xi'an city, china 1993 - 2005 forest of stone steles - retranslation & rewriting tang poetry consists of 50 hand carved stone steles, each measuring 110cm x 190cm x 20cm (75 " long x 43.5" wide x 8 " thick ) and weighin 1.3 tonnes each.

      historical reference of stone steles 1: there are many stone steles in china's history. the most splendid examples are the forest of stone steles (碑林 bei lin), located in sanxue street in xi'an city, which is a magnificant museum abundant with historical facts and epic stories of chinese civilization. it concentrates on history, culture, art and technology as a whole, and is famous as a treasure house of calligraphic art.

      when han jian built chang'an city, he moved the kai cheng stone scripture there. a northern song dynasty high official, yu ce, removed the tang dynasty and other stone steles of kai cheng stone scripture to the location where the current forest of stone steles museum stands. from the han dynasty to early in the last century, yu ce constructed large-scale buildings and extended the stele collection during the middle of the ming dynasty into more than 1000 pieces of ancient stone steles. these not only functioned as tombstones, but also were highly regarded as one of the most developed artistic forms in chinese art history. there remain many precious stone steles which have recorded the calligraphy of huang xizhi, yan zhengqing, liu gongquan and yu youren etc.... as well as recorded important political and cultural moments in china's various ancient periods.



      stone steles 1-50:

      dimensions of each stone stele: 110 cm (wide) x 190 cm (long) x 20 cm (thick)

      weight of each and every stone stele: 1.3 tons  

      period of creation : 1993 - 2005, xi’an city, china, total stone steles numbers: 50