Forbidden City Publishing House 紫禁城出版社. 10.25 x 15", 242 pp., over 300 color illustrations, text in Chinese, cloth, d.j., slipcase, Beijing, 1998. Item #8478
This volume is a comprehensive examination of the Guqin, the most finely crafted of all ancient Chinese musical instruments and an object of taste and refinement. It illustrates for the first time, in large color plates and close-up details, Guqin in the collection of the Palace Museum, Beijing, the Shanghai Museum of Art, and other Chinese museums and private collections. They are classified systematically, with details of inscriptions and seals magnified and explained in detail. Beautifully produced, this volume is a must-have book for Guqin connoisseurs and scholar's arts enthusiasts.
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