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History of Design

Back in May of this year we were contacted by Heather MeCormick, Managing Editor of Textbook Projects at Bard Graduate Center in New York City. She and the  editor, Pat Kirkham found our website about Liu Jipiao. They were putting together a text book, History of Design – Decorative Arts and Material Culture, 1400-1900. Read more…

Pictures of Westlake Expo 1929

On 19, Aug 2013 | 3 Comments | In About Liu, Architecture, China, Renderings | By Jenn

As I promised in the blog. “Funny Thought of the Week“, here are some pictures of Westlake Expo 1929 of Grandfather’s renderings and actual buildings. I pulled them from the recent 400 page Westlake Expo picture book we acquired from China. Read more…

Funny Thought of the Week…

We just received a book from China! It’s a large, 400 page hardcover illustrated book with captions in Chinese and English about the Westlake Expo of 1929 recently published. (Thank you to our friend Tongrun!) Read more…

Exciting News!

We have exciting news! This past week, our friend Jeff Cody returned from Paris where he picked up our first purchase of Liu’s work.  We find it fitting because about a year and a half ago we met Jeff at the Getty Institute, Los Angeles.

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Westlake 1929 to Shanghai Expo 2010

One of the first indications to us that my grandfather played a part in Chinese Modern Architecture was when we first met Kenneth Klein, Head of the USC East Asian Library and Lillian Yang a bibliographer that works closely with him.

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Jingdezhen: Study of Porcelain Design

On 05, Feb 2013 | 2 Comments | In By Liu, China, Porcelain | By Jenn

When Liu Jipiao was a young boy his family lived in Jingdezhen, Kangxi Province- the “Porcelain Capitol” of China.  According to my grandfather, he was fascinated by the process in which the famous porcelain pottery was produced.

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