The kingdom of China is a continuing resource of fascination, but we hardly ever glimpse lifestyles past its city facilities. some distance west of Beijing and Shanghai, within the distant chinese language province of Yunnan, pioneering artist Henrik Drescher settled over a decade in the past. whereas living in his followed domestic, Drescher files his studies and observations in his illustrated notebooks, shooting lifestyle in settings starting from road markets to mountainscapes. those richly illustrated pages are compiled the following for the 1st time. Drescher's dependable fanatics will enjoy this window onto the lifetime of the artist on the top of his powers, whereas people with an curiosity in chinese language tradition will surprise at this infrequently visible view of a rustic within the international highlight.
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