The time is 1689, the place is China. Emperor Kangxi is touring his southern territories and you're invited on this journey via a detailed antique scroll. It is a rich account of 17th century Chinese life including babies, old men, janitors, fish mongers--people from every walk of life. David Hockney narrates through the 72 feet of this wonderful work, adding a new and interesting dimension to this very fascinating, very accessible piece of art. Hailed by both art critics and historians.
University of Washington Educational Media Collection, Kane Hall, Rm. 35, Campus Box 353095, Seattle, WA 98195, Phone: (206)543-9907, Fax: (206)616-6501
Available on VHS
Running time 46 minutes.
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