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Great Leap Forward (1956-1960)

Tian Yuwen; Zhu Zhangchao - Blast furnaces rise in level ground releasing red rays everywhere
Designers: Tian Yuwen (田郁文); Zhu Zhangchao (朱章超)
1958, October
Blast furnaces rise in level ground releasing red rays everywhere
Gaolu pingdi qi biandi fang hongguang (高炉平地起遍地放红光)
Publisher: Renmin meishu chubanshe (人民美术出版社)
Size: 54x77 cm.
Call number: BG E16/191 (IISH collection)

Small furnaces are built everywhere to increase steel production. Useful objects, like cutlery and tools, are melted down to steel that is usually of such low quality that nothing can be done with it.
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