National Palace Museum: PINPAI GUSHI. Story of a Brand Name: The Collection and Packing Aesthetics of the Qing Emperor Qianlong in the Eighteenth Century. Taibei, 2017. 311 pp. Colour plates throughout, many full page. 30x21 cm. Wrappers.
Catalogue of an excellent exhibition at the National Palace Museum in Taibei exploring the collection of the Qianlong Emperor and the aesthetics of the packaging used to house, contain and protect the objects. In Four main sections: Open the Treasure Box; Beloved Antiques; Adored and Precious; The Brand of Qianlong. Aims through this to examine the Qianlong experience, his taste, connoisseurship and his personal style. Many superb items, not least the packaging. Introductions, list of plates and captions to plates in English. Main text in Chinese.
Subjects: Art Court Life
Available, as of: 10/08/2020
Was item 514 in printed List 196.
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