This book was sold as a companion guide and souvenir at the Son of Heaven: Imperial Arts of China exhibition that toured the United States in the late 1980's. Items produced by the Chinese imperial workshops were gathered from all over China into this one show. You'll never view all these pieces together in one place again. The photographs are exquisite, featuring some of the best items from the exhibit. The text gives brief overviews of various aspects of life inside the Imperial Court of China, arranged by "rooms" for each broad subject. Most of the items in this book were made specifically for the Chinese Imperial Court and are, thus, examples of the highest quality of craftsmanship at the time of their creation. Not to be missed are the Jade and Gold Belt, and the Emperor's Dragon Robe. Both are examples of the intricacy and incredible skill that went into making items for the Son of Heaven. As a side note, there was also a video of the same title available for sale along side this book. If you have a chance to purchase it, by all means, DO IT! The items presented, the authentic music and narration enhance the experience even more/THIS BOOK IS FLAWLESS AND BRAND NEW /THIS IS A GIFT QUALITY BOOK/FAST SHIPPING ALL AROUND THE GLOBE /OUTSTANDING CUSTOMER SERVICE/.
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Book Description Son of Heaven Press, Seattle, WA, 1988. Soft Cover. Book Condition: New. 1st Edition, 1st Printing. With 208p and over 400 color illustrations. No defects. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. No Writing or Other Marks. Good Packing, Fast Shipping. Bookseller Inventory # 054359
Book Description Son of Heaven Pr, 1988. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P11092920901X