Chang Qing: WU HUA JIU YING: 1910-1911 NIAN FOLIER JINGTOU LI DE ZHONGGUO WENHUA SHIJI. Old Photographs of Splendid Treasures: Freer's View of the Chinese Cultural Heritage in 1910-1911. Beijing, 2019. xi, 335 pp. B/w photographic illustrations throughout (many full page) plus a few in colour. 29x21 cm. Boards.
Excellent compilation of images taken from the archives of the Smithsonian and Freer Gallery showing sites visited in China by Charles Lang Freer on his last trip to China in 1910-1911. He visited Kaifeng, Gongxian and Luoyang in Henan province and the city of Hangzhou in Zhejiang province. Many of the sites photographed have either been damaged, destroyed or extensively renovated. Of particular interest are images of the Buddhist sculptures in the grotto complexes of Longmen and the Dalishan grottoes at Gongyi. Abstract, detailed list of contents and captions to photographs in English. Main text in Chinese.
Subjects: Photography Buddhist Art
Available, as of: 20/09/2021
Was item 38 in printed List 201.
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