Published August 1, 2002
by Art Media Resources .
Written in English
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||240|
Traditional Chinese Architecture gathers together, for the first time in English, twelve seminal essays by Fu Xinian. This wide-ranging book pays special attention to the technical aspects of the building tradition since the first millennium BC, and Fu Xinian's signature drawings abundantly illustrate its : Princeton University Press. " Chinese Architecture is a milestone in the field. This authoritative and lucid book represents the best scholarship today on the history of Chinese architecture in any language. The comprehensiveness of its scope and depth is unmatched and it sets the standard for how the history of Chinese architecture should be taught and studied."Cited by: 3. Traditional Chinese Architecturegathers together, for the first time in English, twelve seminal essays by Fu Xinian. This wide-ranging book pays special attention to the technical aspects of the building tradition since the first millennium BC, and Fu Xinian's signature drawings abundantly illustrate its nuances. Part I, “Divergence to Convergence,” is an examination of the traditional timber-framed architecture of China, noting such fundamentals as the use of quadrilateral shapes (literal or implied) and symmetrical lay-outs, the tendency to design horizontally rather than vertically, a fondness for polychrome exteriors, and the construction of buildings as components of groups rather than individual structures.
Chinese Architecture: A Pictorial History (Dover Architecture): Liang Ssu-ch'eng, Wilma Fairbank: : Books Liang was one of the founders of architecture in morden china. The book, as he said, is the first thing of this. Chinese architecture is one of the major categories in the history of world architecture. Traditional Chinese architecture is an important component of the system of world architecture, while modern one witnesses a blend of western style and Chinese style. The elements of traditional Chinese architecture. Because the Chinese built chiefly in timber, which is vulnerable to moisture, fire, insects, and the ravages of time, very little ancient architecture has survived. The oldest datable timber building is the small main hall of the Nanchan Temple. In this beautifully illustrated book, Nancy Shatzman Steinhardt presents the first fully comprehensive survey of Chinese architecture in any language.
Get this from a library! Traditional Chinese architecture: twelve essays. [Xinian Fu; Nancy Shatzman Steinhardt; Alexandra Harrer] -- Fu Xinian is considered by many to be the world's leading historian of Chinese architecture. He is an expert on every type of Chinese architecture from every period through the nineteenth century. Traditional Chinese Architecture: Twelve Essays is the most recent of Xinian’s translations. Much larger in scale than previous publications, the book is a series of 12 essays on Chinese Architecture from the Warring State Period ( . The book is an expansion of the Beautified China photography series that Provoost revealed in , in which "iconic architecture" by the likes of . Chinese architecture - Chinese architecture - Into the 21st century: After this rather fallow period in Chinese architecture, the Chinese building industry, beginning in the s—with the implementation of China’s new “opening up” economic and diplomatic policies—entered an unparalleled period of prosperity. This boom was in part a result of the new political structure, which.