ROM161 - NEW BOOK
Royal Ontario Museum & Gugong Palace Museum ed: ZIYUAN XIEZHEN:GUGONG BOWUYUAN CANG MING QING GONGTING SHENGHUO. The Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China's Emperors. Travelling Exhibitions of the Palace Museum. Beijing, 2016. 479 pp. Colour plates throughout, many full page. 29x21 cm. Wrappers.
Bulky and very good catalogue of an exhibition held at the Royal Ontario Museum comprising loans from the Gugong Palace Museum in Beijing exploring life in the imperial Chinese court during the Ming and Qing dynasties. In sections: Power and Privilege; Life in the Inner Palace; Study and Collecting; Fascination with the West. Copiously illustrated throughout showing a large selection of imperial items - from court costumes, rank badges and ritual items to inkstones, ceramics, paintings and scientific instruments. Six essays accompany including: Li and Chen: 'Adaptation and Innovation: The Imperial Cloisonne Collection' and Cheng: 'Idealized Portraits of Women for the Qing Imperial Court'. Dual texts in Chinese and English.
Subjects: Court Life Art
Available, as of: 08/11/2019
Was item 31 in printed List 197.
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