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|Description:||192 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||List of figures Acknowledgements Introduction: Beijing as a Critical Problem In Search of a Chinese Space Outline of the Research and the Argument A Note on Method 1. A Geo-Political Project 2. City Plan as Ideology A Classical Tradition Neo-Confucianism 3. Social Space of the City A City of Cities Space of the State Space of Society Concluding Notes 1: Architecture of the City and the Land 4. A Sea of Walls: The Purple Forbidden Palace 5. The Palace: Framing a Political Landscape The Inner Court as a Corporeal Space The Outer Court as an Institutional Space A Composition of Forces 6. The Palace: a Battlefield Flows of Reports and Directives Defence Recurring Crises 7. Constructs of Authority Legalism and The Art of War Vis-a-vis the Panopticon: Two Ages of Reason Concluding Notes 2: Architecture as a Machine of the State 8. A Religious Discourse Composing and Building the Discourse Performing an Ideology 9. Formal Compositions: Visual and Existential Beijing as a Scroll Vis-a-vis 'Cartesian Perspectivalism': Two Ways of Seeing Concluding Notes 3: Architecture of Horizon Appendix: dynasties, reigns and emperors Notes Bibliography Index|
- Forbidden City (Beijing, China).
- Architecture -- China -- Beijing -- Ming-Qing dynasties, 1368-1912.
- Space (Architecture) -- China -- Beijing.
- Architecture and state -- China -- Beijing.
- Architecture and religion.
- City planning -- China -- Beijing.
- Beijing (China) -- Buildings, structures, etc.