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Hardy Wilson's Peking

Woolley, Nathan

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A beautiful collection of detailed pencil drawings by Australian architect William Hardy Wilson (1881-1955), which depict the striking buildings he discovered on his 4 month journey to China in 1921. Inspired by a growing fascination with China’s culture, Wilson was most impressed by Beijing and its imperial grandeur. After an arduous journey from the coast, Wilson arrived at the city to discover a ‘miracle of loveliness in the sun-scorched plain, shimmering in all the dust and golden glory...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016-01-02
Type: Creative work
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/218900

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