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Chinese Houses : the Architectural Heritage of a Nation.

Author: Ronald G Knapp; Jonathan Spence; A Chester Ong
Publisher: New York : Tuttle Publishing, 2012.
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Winner of ForeWord Magazine's Architecture "Book of the Year" Award!Exquisite examples of traditional dwellings are scattered throughout modern-day China. Chinese Houses focuses on 20 well-preserved traditional homes, presenting examples from a range of rural and metropolitan areas throughout China. The photographs of each are accompanied by extensive background information and historical content. An introductory  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald G Knapp; Jonathan Spence; A Chester Ong
ISBN: 9781462906680 1462906680
OCLC Number: 793165624
Description: 1 online resource (289 pages)
Contents: Foreword; Part One. The Architecture of the Chinese House; Part Two. The Chinese House as Living Space; Part Tree. China's Fine Heritage Houses; A Beijing Courtyard House; Northern Mountain Houses; Jiangnan Canal Houses; An Educator's Residence; A Scholar's Study; A Millionaire's Home; A Three-Story Ming Dynasty House; A Merchant's Residence; The Five Phoenix Mansion; Round Fortress Ramparts in Fujian; Hakka Encircling Dragons; A Mandarin's Mansion in Hong Kong; A Country Farmhouse; A Landlord's Village Home; Urban Dwellings in Northern Sichuan; A U-Shaped Farmhouse.

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Winner of ForeWord Magazine's Architecture "Book of the Year" Award!Exquisite examples of traditional dwellings are scattered throughout modern-day China. Chinese Houses focuses on 20 well-preserved traditional homes, presenting examples from a range of rural and metropolitan areas throughout China. The photographs of each are accompanied by extensive background information and historical content. An introductory essay examines the different types of Chinese homes and provides an overview of the rich regional variety of Chinese dwelling forms. It also provides insights into little-known design.

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