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Book Competition

26 September 2014

Apollo offers you the chance to win a superb free book.

Simply answer the question below and you could win one of the finest art history books

For our last competition prize we offered John Constable: The Making of a Master, by Mark Evans (V&A Publishing, £30)

We asked: In which year was John Constable elected to full membership of the Royal Academy?

Answer: 1829

Congratulations to Vicky Rowan, winner of this competition, drawn at random from the hundreds of correct answers we received.

This week’s competition prize is Ming: 50 years that changed China, edited by Craig Clunas and Jessica Harrison-Hall (The British Museum Press, £40)

Published to accompany a major exhibition at the British Museum, the BP exhibition, ‘Ming: 50 years that changed China’ focuses on the significant years of the early Ming dynasty, and through the themes of court people and their lives, extraordinary developments in culture, the military, religion, diplomacy and trade, this magnificent book brings the wider history of this fascinating time to colourful life. The engaging narrative is richly illustrated with over 250 images, drawing on the spectacular objects specially selected for the British Museum’s exhibition. It includes new research and archaeological discoveries; some of these objects were still buried only 10 years ago.

For your chance to win simply answer the following question and submit your details here before midday on 10 October 2014.

Which dynasty preceded the Ming dynasty in China?

This competition closes at midday on 10 October 2014

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