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Walls within walls, mysteries within mysteries, Peking presented an enigma so compelling that tracellers paused in wonder outside its towering ramparts, and writers from around the world were drawn like pilgrims to the scene of a miraculous occurrence. Here was the quintessence of Orient, the wellspring of its wisdom and culture. Old peking recaptures impression gleaned from visitors of an earlier age.
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Nigel Cameron, Historian and art critic, has written extensively on Asian civilizations and their art. Among his numerous books are Barbarians and Mandarins, and an Illustrated History of Hong Kong published by the Oxford University Press. For over twenty years he was Art Critic for the South China Morning Post. During his more than forty years of living in Hong Kong published by the Oxford Universtity Press. For over twenty years he was Art Critic for the South China Morning Post. During his more than forty years of living in Hong Kong he has sourced and curated over 100 exhibitions drawn from the arts of Asia and many countries round the world.
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Book Description Formasia Books Ltd, 2004. Condition: New. Format (illustrator). book. Seller Inventory # M962728369X