Ancient Chinese architecture is not only a source of reference for modern Chinese design, it has also had an international influence and attracted global attention. Moreover, architectural remains in China reveal much about the history of this ancient civilisation. The palaces, gardens, temples, tombs and dwellings of the Chinese people reflect, for example, the military achievements of the Qin emperor, the spirit of the Tang Dynasty, the palace intrigues of the Ming Dynasty, the diversity of Chinese culture through the ages and the skill of countless generations of craftsmen and labourers. Chinese Architecture provides an accessible, illustrated introduction to this essential part of China's cultural heritage.Read more
- An accessible introduction to the history and design of Chinese architecture
- Written by a leading Chinese expert whose work is not widely available in the West
- Full colour illustrations support the discussion throughout
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- Edition: 3rd Edition
- Date Published: March 2011
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521186445
- length: 186 pages
- dimensions: 230 x 156 x 12 mm
- weight: 0.34kg
- contains: 155 colour illus. 1 map
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
1. Ancient cities
2. The supreme imperial power
3. The palaces of gods
4. Appreciation of Chinese gardens
5. Vernacular dwellings
6. When East met West
Appendix: chronological table of the Chinese dynasties.
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