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Imperial illusions : crossing pictorial boundaries in the Qing palaces

Author: Kristina Kleutghen
Publisher: Seattle : University of Washington Press, [2015] ©2015
Series: Art history publication initiative.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the Forbidden City and other palaces around Beijing, Emperor Qianlong (r. 1736-1795) surrounded himself with monumental paintings of architecture, gardens, people, and faraway places. The best artists of the imperial painting academy, including a number of European missionary painters, used Western perspectival illusionism to transform walls and ceilings with visually striking images that were also deeply  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic book
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Kleutghen, Kristina, 1981-
Imperial illusions
(DLC) 2014007530
(OCoLC)879552905
Named Person: Qianlong, Emperor of China; Qianlong, Emperor of China
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kristina Kleutghen
ISBN: 9780295805528 0295805528
OCLC Number: 910935529
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 379 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color).
Contents: Introduction: a new vision of painting --
Painted walls and pictorial illusions --
The study of vision --
Contemplating the future --
Peacocks and cave-heavens --
Staging Europe --
The beauty in the garden --
Epilogue: illusions, imperial and otherwise.
Series Title: Art history publication initiative.
Responsibility: Kristina Kleutghen.

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Examines all known surviving examples of the Qing court phenomenon of "scenic illusion paintings" ( tongjinghua), which today remain inaccessible inside the Forbidden City.  Read more...

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This trans-disciplinary book is relevant not just to the history of art and of the high Qing, but also to the history of science and technology -- Carla Nappi * New Books in East Asian Studies * Read more...

 
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