National Arts: Twelve Beauties (TC)

National Arts: Twelve Beauties (TC)

Chiu Kwong-chiu, Ng Ching Man
Jiang Ying, Wang Guanliang, Anne Lee
Joint Publishing (Hong Kong) Company Limited
174 x 285mm
Chinese Culture
Book Cover/ Flyleaf Design:
Yim Wai Shan
Layout Design:
Luk Chi Cheong


National Arts: Twelve Beauties does not tell the stories of the Twelve Beauties, but guides the readers to experience Emperor Yongzheng’s taste and the interior display of Yuanmingyuan, the Old Summer Palace. With a tone of simple elegance and the perspective of modern design, this book introduces a series of paintings on a set of folding screen in the Qing Palace, and interprets the flow of time in that flourishing age from the perspective of modern design.

In line with the "Yongzheng—Cultural Relics from the Qing Emperor," a joint exhibition organised by the Palace Museum in Beijing and the National Palace Museum in Taiwan, the Workshop published the "Yongzheng Beauties Calendar" and authored the book National Arts: Twelve Beauties as an effort to promote and popularise the National Museums’ collections to the public. The book received “the Most Beautiful Publication Award in China” and represented China to compete for the “the Most Beautiful Publication Award in the World.”  

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