Colonial Architecture Project

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by Gauvin Alexander Bailey, Bader Chair in Southern Baroque Art, Queen's University at Kingston, Canada

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Beijing, Qianlong Garden, Forbidden City

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Qianlong Emperor's Garden of Peace and Tranquility (1779) with over 20 pavilions, including Juanqinzhai, which included illusionistic interior decoration by Italian Jesuit Giuseppe Castiglione (1688-1766). Restored 2008 by World Monuments Fund, scheduled to open 2020. UNESCO World Heritage Site, inscribed 1987.

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