New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1996.
144 pp. 107 color plates. 9 x 12 Paperback in Very Good condition. Item #BOOKS010893I
Museum exhibition catalog. One detail of a silk as the frontispiece. "The collection of the National Palace Museum is made up largely of the personal holdings of the Ch'ien-lung emperor (reigned 1736-95). Representing the artistic legacy of imperial China, it offers an unsurpassed view of Chinese civilization. The objects lavishly illustrated and described in this book, which include magnificent ritual bronzes, precious jades, monumental landscape paintings, and exquisite ceramics, are among the finest ever created." -Publisher.