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Great Wall Revisited From the Jade Gate to Old Dragon's Head

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ISBN-10: 0674031490

ISBN-13: 9780674031494

Edition: 2007

Authors: William Lindesay

List price: $42.00
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A journey along the Great Wall in the past and present, this landmark volume offers an extraordinary portrait of perhaps the worldrsquo;s most famous structure. Carrying his camera and a file of vintage photographs-the earliest dating from 1871-author-photographer William Lindesay traveled across Northern China for three years, searching for settings where the Great Wall could be examined in the past and present, side by side. The result, The Great Wall Revisited, presents seventy-two of the most elucidating then- and-now comparisons. This glossy dossier opens out as an extraordinary journey from the Jade Gate in northwest Chinarsquo;s Gobi Desert to Old Dragonrsquo;s Head on the Yellow…    
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Book details

List price: $42.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 9/30/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 292
Size: 11.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.498
Language: English

William Lindesay lived in Xi'an for four years, during which time hevisited the mausoleum of Qin Shihuangdi on 15 occasions. His previousbooks include Alone on the Great Wall, The Terracotta Army of the First Emperor of China, and TheGreat Wall. He currentlylives in Beijing.

Prologue: The Wall of Two Williams
Author's Introduction
The Great Wall: A Perspective
A Great Wall Image History: Maps, Drawings and Photographs
Rephotography and the Great Wall
Revisited Sites
Map of Rephotographed Sires
Yumenguan (The Jade Gate Pass)
Milestone: Aurel Stein in 1907 Jiayuguan
Milestone: William Geil in 1908 Norrhern Shaanxi Province
Milestones: Clark and Sowerby in 1908; Frederick Clapp in 1914
Laiyuan County, Hebei
Milestone: Sha Fei in 1937
Milestones: John Thomson in 1871; Juliet Bredon in 1919
Milestone: William Parish in 1793
Milestone: Mr. Smythe in 1850
Epilogue: Continuing to Revisit the Great Wall
Acknowledgements and Project Timeline
Sources of Illustrations
Map of China