Unveiling the Beauty of the Forbidden City
By Li Wenru(writer);Li Shaobai(photographer)  Publisher: Encyclopedia of China Publishing House Co., Ltd
Paper Back
2021-09-02 | ISBN: 978-7-5202-1039-3
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A collaboration of Li Wenru, former deputy director of the Palace Museum, and famous photographer Li Shaobai, the book collates original interpretations and exquisite photographs on the stunning architectural wonders of the Forbidden Palace. With an all-round introduction of the historical background, planning and historical evolution of the Palace, together with detailed explanation of the architectural elements—the halls, gates, walls, roofs, animal statuettes on the eaves and sculptures—and the surrounding environment, the book seeks to reveal how political concepts and architectural aesthetics have come to an perfect harmony while immersing the readers in the amazing architecture world of the Forbidden City.