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Imperial illusions : crossing pictorial boundaries in the Qing palaces, Kristina Kleutghen

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Imperial illusions : crossing pictorial boundaries in the Qing palaces
Title
Imperial illusions
Title remainder
crossing pictorial boundaries in the Qing palaces
Statement of responsibility
Kristina Kleutghen
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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."--Publisher's description
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1981-
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Kleutghen, Kristina
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Art history publication initiative
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Qianlong
  • Gu gong bo wu yuan (China)
  • Qianlong
  • Gu gong bo wu yuan (China)
  • Gu gong bo wu yuan (China)
  • Painting, Chinese
  • Art and society
  • Trompe l'oeil painting
  • ART
  • Art and society
  • Art patronage
  • Painting, Chinese
  • Trompe l'oeil painting
  • China
  • China
  • ART / Asian
Label
Imperial illusions : crossing pictorial boundaries in the Qing palaces, Kristina Kleutghen
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Publication
Copyright
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn910935529
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 379 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780295805528
Lccn
2014007530
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
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22573/ctvctb9g2
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)910935529
Label
Imperial illusions : crossing pictorial boundaries in the Qing palaces, Kristina Kleutghen
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn910935529
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 379 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780295805528
Lccn
2014007530
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvctb9g2
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)910935529

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