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Author Chung, Anita,
Title Drawing boundaries : architectural images in Qing China / Anita Chung.
Imprint Honolulu : University of Hawaii Press, [2004]

Author Chung, Anita,
Subject Architecture in art.
Buildings in art.
Painting, Chinese -- Ming-Qing dynasties, 1368-1912.
Architectural drawing -- China.
Description 1 online resource (210 pages (8 unnumbered pages of color plates)) : illustrations (some color)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-199) and index.
Contents Jiehua tradition -- Patrons and painters -- Qing Imperial domains -- Idealized scheme -- Moving gardens -- Transmitting history and myth.
Summary "Qing China (1644-1912) witnessed a resurgence in architectural painting, a traditional subject category known as jiehua, or boundary painting. Drawing Boundaries concerns itself with the symbolic implications of this impressive and little studied reflorescence.
Beginning with a concise and well-illustrated history of the evolution of the tradition, this new study reveals how these images were deployed in the Manchu (Qing) imperial court to define political, social, or cultural boundaries. Characterized by grand conception and regal splendor, the paintings served to enhance the imperial authority of rulers and, to a segment of the elite, to advertise social status.
Drawing Boundaries thus speaks to both issues of painting and architectural style and the discourse of powerful cultural forms." "Drawing Boundaries is the first full-length study of an important tradition of premodern Chinese art and architecture."--Jacket.
Note Print version record.
In English.
ISBN 9780824862268 (electronic bk.)
0824862260 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 10.21313/9780824862268
OCLC # 875895221
Additional Format Print version: Chung, Anita. Drawing boundaries. Honolulu : University of Hawaii Press, 2004 0824826639 (DLC) 2004005885 (OCoLC)54758542