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重屝轻启 : 明清宮廷生活文物展 / Zhong fei qing qi : Ming Qing gong ting sheng huo wen wu zhan /
故宮博物院, 卢浮宮博物馆. Gu gong bo wu yuan, Lufu gong bo wu guan.
imprint
Paris : Somogy yi shu chu ban she, c2011.
description
319 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm.
ISBN
2757204483, 9782757204481
format(s)
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imprint
Paris : Somogy yi shu chu ban she, c2011.
isbn
2757204483
9782757204481
language note
Text in Chinese.
catalogue key
8977773
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 316-319).
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Main Description
An enigmatic locale that has long fascinated the West, the Forbidden City of Peking is explored in this chronicle. It reveals how the city has always been reserved for imperial families and their circles of acquaintances only, remaining taboo to the Chinese people, who were not allowed to approach it nor even look at it. It explains what it took to realize what is regarded as the most important architectural project in China, and documents how its construction spanned 14 years and required over a million workers. More than five centuries of the city's history is revisited, detailing an array of magnificent treasures secretly passed down through its generations. Focusing on several exceptional pieces, the examination places them beside remarkably Western works, and reflects on the Far East's remarkable influence on the other side of the world.
Main Description
Investigating an enigmatic locale that has long fascinated the West, this chronicle considers the Forbbiden City of Peking. The volume reveals how the city has always been reserved for imperial families and their circles of acquaintances only, remaining taboo to the Chinese people, who were not allowed to approach it nor even look at it. Illustrating what it took to realize what is regarded as the most important architectural project in China, the study documents how its construction spanned 14 years and required more than a million workers. The record revisits more than five centuries of the city's history, detailing an array of magnificent treasures secretly passed down through its generations. Focusing on several exceptional pieces, this examination places them beside remarkably Western works, reflecting on the Far East's remarkable influence on the other side of the world.

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