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Frontiers in Art Research, 2022, 4(15); doi: 10.25236/FAR.2022.041502.

The Changes and Characteristics of Art Textbooks before the Founding of New China


Wenqi Li

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Wenqi Li

Beijing Institute of Graphic Communication, Beijing, 102600, China


Art textbooks are an important carrier for the aesthetic education of young people, and typefaces, typographies and illustrations are important components of art textbooks. This study focuses on elements such as typefaces, typography, and illustrations in art textbooks. Through the study of the changes in typeface, typography and illustration of art textbooks, the background of the preparation of art textbooks from 1912 to 1949 and the design characteristics behind them are analyzed. This study selects the background of the preparation of art textbooks in accordance with the periods from the late Qing Dynasty to the Republic of China (1840-1912) and the Republic of China period to the founding of New China (1912-1949) before the founding of New China, and analyzes the historical development and cultural changes of these two periods, and their influence on typefaces and typographies in art textbooks. The study of the changes in typefaces, typographies and illustrations in art textbooks can also be seen in the historical changes and characteristics of art textbooks.


art textbook; typeface; typography; changes; characteristics

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Wenqi Li. The Changes and Characteristics of Art Textbooks before the Founding of New China. Frontiers in Art Research (2022) Vol. 4, Issue 15: 7-11. https://doi.org/10.25236/FAR.2022.041502.


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