Holdsworth, May: THE PALACE OF ESTABLISHED HAPPINESS. Restoring a Garden in the Forbidden City. Chicago, 2009. 223 pp. Colour illustrations throughout. 25x20 cm. Cloth.
An account of the ambitious five year restoration of the Jianfu Gong palace in the Forbidden City and its garden. The palace burnt down in mysterious circumstances in 1923. The author followed the project from its inception to its conclusion. Well-illustrated and an interesting read.
Subjects: Forbidden City Architecture
Available, as of: 10/08/2020
Was item 480 in printed List 199.
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