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The Forbidden City

Chinese and Japanese Art

Alexander Dobbs

on 27 April 2010

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Transcript of The Forbidden City

THE FORBIDDEN CITY history function architecture influences PALACE OF EARTHLY
TRANQUILITY PALACE OF HEAVENLY PURITY HALL OF UNION Time to talk about architecture! The Meridian Gate *emphasis on articulation and bilateral symmetry *signifies balance, personally and culturally *importance of buildings are based on physical location within the complex *buildings with doors facing the front of the property considered more important *buildings physically located in the rear of the complex considered more important Zhu Di, the third emperor of the Ming Dynasty, began construction of the Forbidden City in 1406. It took 15 years. THE OUTER COURT Imperial City
Hué, Vietnam Disney's Mulan The Last Emperor Dubai's International City
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