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Spectacular China
     

Spectacular China

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by Nigel Cameron (Text by), He Guangwei (Editor)
 

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Since Marco Polo first returned from the Far East in 1295 with exotic treasures and wondrous stories, China has fascinated the West. For this unique publishing co-venture, the China Tourist Press has collected a lifetime of works from the very best Chinese photographers, seen together in book form for the first time. The 180 magnificent color photos include 36 pp. of

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Since Marco Polo first returned from the Far East in 1295 with exotic treasures and wondrous stories, China has fascinated the West. For this unique publishing co-venture, the China Tourist Press has collected a lifetime of works from the very best Chinese photographers, seen together in book form for the first time. The 180 magnificent color photos include 36 pp. of foldouts in which each image expands to nearly four feet wide. Size D. 132 pp.

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Commencing with its cover photo of the Great Wall, and leading readers through 180 color plates (some folding out to nearly four feet wide) of this most populous and pivotal nation, "Spectacular China" lives up to its title. The commentary illuminates China's ancient treasures, its landscapes, imperial era, the beauty of its gardens, blending of cultures, diverse dwellings, and the contemporary scene (including a McDonald's). As the first US/Beijing co-publication of a major illustrated book, complied by the China Tourist Press, readers in China can marvel at the same views of their ancient and modernizing land as the rest of the world. Lacks a bibliography and index. Distributed by Simon & Schuster. 16x10.5<"> Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780883633281
Publisher:
Beaux Arts Editions
Publication date:
09/15/2000
Pages:
134
Product dimensions:
12.05(w) x 16.35(h) x 0.75(d)

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Spectacular China 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book shows what an underrated country china is in natural and architectural beauty.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this book for someone who had adopted from China per her request to show her child pictures of the country of her origin. Photos are spectacular. Book defintely looks more expensive than it is.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book is fine, but the original blurb repeats a long-held myth. The Great Wall has largely crumbled away. Yes, one can see it from space, but only with magnification. And you can see just about everything else as well.