Guo Daiheng & He Yan: SHEN CANG JIYI YICHAN ZHONG DE YUANMINGYUAN - YANGSHIFANG TUDANG YANJIU. (Hidden Memories in the Heritage of Yuanmingyuan - Research into the Illustrated Archives of Yangshifang, the Qing Imperial Architectural Bureau). Shanghai, 2016. 213; 237; 211; 205 pp. Colour illustrations (many full page) colour and b/w architectural illustrations and plans throughout each volume. 4 vols. 29x24 cm. Cloth.
The Yangshifang was the architectural bureau of the Qing imperial government, responsible for the design and construction of imperial palaces, temples and other government structures. The Yangshifang was overseen for eight generations by the famous Lei family of architects and responsible for many immensely important imperial buildings now designated World Heritage Sites, not least the Qing Summer Resort at Chengde and the Old Summer Palace, the Yuanmingyuan. This fascinating four-volume work draws on the archives of building plans for palaces and structures at Yuanmingyuan and is a significant advance in our understanding of the architecture of this now-destroyed imperial complex much loved by the Qing emperors. In addition to illustration of floor plans and maps of buildings, there is visual reconstruction of how the palaces, halls and other buildings would have looked in their prime. A valuable study reference with much illustration. Text in Chinese. Hard to obtain.
Subjects: Architecture Court Life
Available, as of: 20/05/2019
Was item 353 in printed List 195.
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