Italy in China: The Western Buildings in the Old Summer Palace Yuanmingyuan in Beijing

Research report (imported) 2013 - Bibliotheca Hertziana – Max Planck Institut for Art History

Authors
Schlimme, Hermann
Departments
Bibliotheca Hertziana - Max Planck Institute for Art History, Rom
Summary

The research project of the Beijing Tsinghua Tongheng Urban Planning & Design Institute THUPDI (Tsinghua University Beijing) and the Bibliotheca Hertziana (Max Planck Institute for Art History, Rome) is devoted to the Western Buildings in the Old Summer Palace Yuanmingyuan in Beijing. The project investigates the interaction between Western architectural forms and Chinese concepts of architecture. It examines how Chinese builders adapted indigenous and imported construction methods to realise the Western palaces and how this intercultural moment was received.

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