14-15 sorted out by Chen Xing:Editor's note:“Inherit the Past and Build the Future” and “Renaissance of Arts and Crafts” are the last two of the four seminars of 2009 China International Sculpture Almanac Exhibition. The participating experts probe deep into some of the focal problems such as the inheritance and development of artistic creation, the spirit of arts and crafts, and the features of the renaissance. Since they think from different angels and hold different views, there must be dispute and highlight which makes it an academic seminar of substantial sense.
46-47 by Zhong Ru:Editor's note: Taiwan's potter Li Maozong is the earliest one of modern potters in China. His works of modern ceramic art combines the concept of modern Western art and artistic conception of Chinese traditional arts. For decades, he walked around China and the United States, and organized academic activities actively，which played a catalytic role to the development of Chinese modern ceramics.
52-53 by Meng Jia:Editor's note: “The present circumstances and development of art media ” is such a broad subject that it is not only closely related to the art market but also is concerned with art theory, aesthetics, mass communication, media industry and modern marketing management. To investigate the problems more effectively, the subject of “Focus On Present” is confined to the range of national art magazines. Editor Shang Yurong of “Muse Art”, editor Yang Juan of “Critics”, director Yueluan of “Gallery” Beijing Office, journalist Duan Zelin of “China Culture Newspaper”, Journalist Hu
Zhaocai of former “Art Finance and Economics”, deputy editor-in-chief Song Weiguang of “Sculpture Magazine, managing editor Peng Yue of the “Sculpture on Line” website, to name a few, are specially invited to participate in the discussion.
58-59 by Fan Weimin:Editor's note: The essence of the inheritance and development of art is the cognition of “preservation” and “change”, while the discussion of the renaissance of arts and crafts is actually the study of the development and original spirit of handicrafted and industrial art. “Three Subjects on Contemporary Art”, “The Survival for the Fittest and the Survival for the Recognized” and “Thoughts on the Renaissance of Arts and Crafts” grasp the key point of the above subjects. These articles are not only highly theoretical critics, but are also topics discussed in “2009 China International Sculpture Almanac Exhibition”.
64-65 by Wang Tiecheng:Abstract: As an artistic form, traditional Chinese kneading ceramics art shows its own unique characteristics. With a natural origin, kneading ceramics is born with genuineness and simplicity, which represents the basic aesthetic quality adored by orient art. The special materials and processing technique reserve the morphological features and aesthetic disposition of that time unconsciously that added artistic charm to the ceramic
kneading. Key Words：kneading ceramics, artistic from, aesthetic features
66-67 by Pan Youlong:Abstract: Gloomy wood is regarded as the treasures of the town house, and is a Royal exclusive material in Ming and Qing Dynasties.The formation of gloomy wood to go through thousands of years and even years, it is not easy renewable,so is especially valuable. In this paper, the sculptor of the gloomy wood art is familiar with the forms of the material, take full advantage of the unique characteristics of gloomy wood, create a high degree of integration between nature and human into the works,which have ornamental and collectible value.
Key Words：Gloomy wood,Material selection based on skills,Carving value
68-69 by Ai Yongsheng:Abstract: The stone sculpture of Ming Dynasty’s Mausoleum is one of the important parts of sculpture arts in the traditional culture of China.It has not only higher historical value but also artistic value.And it always twinkles artistic brilliance to the ancient culture.The stone sculpture exlains the viewpoints of the world and the power in the Chinese feudal society,which is of great research value to the present city development and cultural protection.
Key Words：Mausoleum,Ming Dynasty’s Mausoleum,sculpture,stone sculpture,protection and development
70-71 by Yu Songtao:Abstract: This paper reviews the achievements of planning,management and construction of Changchun urban sculptures,proposes a blueprint of future urban development,and formulates some supporting measures for current and future sculpture construction based on the actual economic and social development of Changchun.
Key Words：Changchun,urban sculpture,current development situation,future proposition,supporting measures
72-73 by Guo Yanan,Gaohuayun:Abstract: Since 1990s,many new changes have emerged into the field of sculpture modeling,which has derived in new modeling
categaries like cartoon and animation creatures contouring.With sharp-cut exaggeration and intense aesthetic perception,this kind of modeling is different
from the traditional sculpture in the aspect of creative technique and asethetic mode.Taking from the view of sculpture modeling language,this paper studies
and analyzes the relationship between the three-dimentional contouring of cartoon and animation creatures and sculpture,and it also probes into the
application and potential of sculpture modeling language in this field.
Key Words：sculpture modeling language,three-dimensional contouring of cartoon and animation creature
74-75 by Liu Haifeng:Abstract: With the development of economy ,people's life level is growing,and aesthetic standards starts to be varied.Meanwhile,the art
market gradually to be being perfected,and the pop culture,which has been taking place of the traditional culture,comes to be the main body of contemporary
culture.Cartoon,as a special art expressing art way,has gradually become the culture carrier and new forms of art loved by people.The inherent
spirits(criticizing) and aesthetic thinking logic(mocking) of cartoon art expression has been deeply influecing other art way's manifestation.Cartoon
sculpture,as one showing way of caricature,combines its inherent aesthetic effect into sculpture shapes to strongly reflect its characteristics of amusing,
criticizing and satirizing.
Key Words：Cartoon sculpture, charm, realistic function, pop art , characteristics of comedy, characteristics of satirizing ,characteristics
of criticizing , amusing spirit,
76-77 Editor's note: the professor Wu Weishan advocate "Image" sculpture,how does he seep the humanities ideal and the artistic spirit in training doctor's
or master's degrees of sculpture, and how does he change the "Image" idea into the concrete ways of teaching to inherit and develop the Chinese traditional
cultural of "image".Requests by the reader, we invited Mr. Wu to carry on converse.