Imperial Illusions

Download Imperial Illusions ebook PDF or Read Online books in PDF, EPUB, and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to Imperial Illusions book pdf for free now.

Imperial Illusions

Author : Kristina Kleutghen
ISBN : 9780295805528
Genre : Art
File Size : 64.50 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 996
Read : 267

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 meaningful to Qianlong. These unprecedented works not only offer new insights into late imperial China�s most influential emperor, but also reflect one way in which Chinese art integrated and domesticated foreign ideas. In Imperial Illusions, Kristina Kleutghen examines all known surviving examples of the Qing court phenomenon of �scenic illusion paintings� (tongjinghua), which today remain inaccessible inside the Forbidden City. Produced at the height of early modern cultural exchange between China and Europe, these works have received little scholarly attention. Richly illustrated, Imperial Illusions offers the first comprehensive investigation of the aesthetic, cultural, perceptual, and political importance of these illusionistic paintings essential to Qianlong�s world. For more information:
Category: Art

Portraits Of Empire

Author : Michael K. Smith
ISBN : STANFORD:36105114315646
Genre : History
File Size : 87.45 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 436
Read : 972

The Greatest Story Never Told.
Category: History

The Imperial Patronage Of Labor Genre Paintings In Eighteenth Century China

Author : Roslyn Lee Hammers
ISBN : 9781000339888
Genre : Art
File Size : 37.48 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 970
Read : 717

This book examines the agrarian labor genre paintings based on the Pictures of Tilling and Weaving that were commissioned by successive Chinese emperors. Furthermore, this book analyzes the genre’s imagery as well as the poems in their historical context and explains how the paintings contributed to distinctively cosmopolitan Qing imagery that also drew upon European visual styles. Roslyn Lee Hammers contends that technologically-informed imagery was not merely didactic imagery to teach viewers how to grow rice or produce silk. The Qing emperors invested in paintings of labor to substantiate the permanence of the dynasty and to promote the well-being of the people under Manchu governance. The book includes English translations of the poems of the Pictures of Tilling and Weaving as well as other documents that have not been brought together in translation. The book will be of interest to scholars working in art history, Chinese history, Chinese studies, history of science and technology, book history, labor history, and Qing history.
Category: Art

New Illusions

Author : Noriko Aso
ISBN : UOM:39015049628665
Genre : Art
File Size : 54.59 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 536
Read : 597

Category: Art

Through The Looking Glass

Author : Anthony Verrier
ISBN : UOM:39015043291023
Genre : Great Britain
File Size : 41.37 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 678
Read : 1330

Category: Great Britain

Irony And Illusion In The Architecture Of Imperial Dakar

Author : Thomas M. Shaw
ISBN : UOM:39015063273323
Genre : Architecture
File Size : 69.37 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 671
Read : 706

This book focuses on the architectural transformation that occurred in imperial Dakar. Several ideas are central to the work and they form its core: that the style was the result of a conscious effort of the French to enhance their colonial authority in West Africa; that it represented one positive outcome of the forced encounter of European and African culture through French colonialism; and that the style, despite its specific origins, is surprisingly linked to the long history of African architectural traditions. This book is of great value to scholars in African architecture and twentieth-century architecture, and also for those studying the colonial period of sub-Sahara Africa.
Category: Architecture

The Nation

Author :
ISBN : STANFORD:36105113527787
Genre :
File Size : 65.80 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 252
Read : 1048



Author :
ISBN : UOM:39015047775831
Genre : Colonies
File Size : 25.68 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 145
Read : 436

Category: Colonies

Book Review Digest

Author :
ISBN : UOM:39015078261842
Genre : Bibliography
File Size : 59.85 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 811
Read : 519

Category: Bibliography

Communis Patria

Author : Clifford Ando
ISBN : UOM:39015037433813
Genre :
File Size : 59.45 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 455
Read : 255



Author :
ISBN : UCSC:32106009197010
Genre : Academic libraries
File Size : 39.38 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 365
Read : 823

Category: Academic libraries

A Grand Illusion

Author : Donald Denoon
ISBN : UOM:39015009053094
Genre : South Africa - Transvaal - Colonial administration by Great Britain, 1900-1905
File Size : 30.35 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 844
Read : 736

The incomparable de Kiewiet once observed that South Africa developed economically by windfalls and politically by disasters. During the years 1899 to 1908 there was particularly intense competition for the harnessing of Transvaal gold to rival political purposes, and the period witnessed dramatic changes in the complexion of governments in the sub-continent. In 1899 the British imperial government thought it likely that their power in the sub-continent might be eroded beyond recovery, unless some striking gains were made by diplomatic or military means.
Category: South Africa - Transvaal - Colonial administration by Great Britain, 1900-1905

Daily Report

Author :
ISBN : IND:30000046723049
Genre : Europe, Eastern
File Size : 27.1 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 162
Read : 1239

Category: Europe, Eastern