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Taoist buildings : the architecture of China's indigenous religion

Author: 喬勻, 1920- ; Yun Qiao
Publisher: New York : CN Times Books, 2015. ©2015
Series: Library of ancient Chinese architecture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Traces the origins and development of Taoism, China's indigenous religion. Taoist Buildings chronicles the transformation in Taoist architecture throughout ancient China, and includes 128 colour  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: 喬勻, 1920- ; Yun Qiao
ISBN: 9781627740173 1627740171
OCLC Number: 852832226
Description: 191 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: General Introduction --
The Beginnings of Taoism in China and its Essence --
Pursuit of Immortality, the World of Deities and Taoists --
I. Origins and Evolution of Taoism --
II. Faith and Theology of Taoism --
III. System of Deities and Immortals in Taoism --
IV. Taoist Functional Potency and Miraculous Arts --
Outline of Taoist Architecture --
Characteristics of Design and Norms, from Zhi and Jing to the Palatial Monastery --
I. Architectural Design and Norms --
II. Site Selection and Deployment --
III. Architectural Layout --
IV. Structure and Construction --
V. Architecture --
The Grotto Haven, Blessed Sanctuary and Taoist Monastery --
Places for Offering Sacrifice, Practicing Asceticism, Preaching and Ceremonial Prayer --
I. Fifth Grotto Haven on the Mount of Verdant Land --
II. Eighth Grotto Haven on Mount Mao --
III. Celestial Masters' Residence on the Mount of the Dragon and Tiger --
IV. Dai Temple --
V. Memorial Shrine of Azure Glow on Mount Tai --
VI. The Abbey of Jade Spring on Mount Hua --
VII. Gazebo Terrace, the Prime Blessed Sanctuary --
VIII. Palaces and Temples on Mount Wudang --
IX. Palace of Everlasting Bliss --
X. Palace of Absolute Purity on Mount Lao --
XI. Palace of the Blue Goat in Chengdu --
XII. Monastery of White Clouds in Beijing --
Photographs --
Northeast China --
Jade Emperor Mansion in the Palace of Absolute Purity, Shenyang, Liaoning --
Hall of Lord Guan in the Palace of Absolute Purity, Shenyang, Liaoning --
Grand Hall in the Palace of Absolute Purity, Shenyang, Liaoning --
North China --
Memorial Gateway of Watching Stars in the Monastery of White Clouds, Beijing --
Front Gate of the Monastery of White Clouds, Beijing --
Hall of the Divine Guarding General in the Monastery of White Clouds, Beijing --
Hall of the Jade Emperor in the Monastery of White Clouds, Beijing --
Hall of the Three Pure and Quiet Ones and Four Celestial Lord Aides in the Monastery of White Clouds, Beijing --
Interior of the Hall of the Jade Emperor in the Monastery of White Clouds, Beijing --
Interior of the Hall of the Founder Forefather Qiu in the Monastery of White Clouds, Beijing --
Pavilion of Befriending the Crane in the Monastery of White Clouds, Beijing --
Memorial Gateway in the Dai Temple, Taian, Shandong --
Mansion of Retreat in the Monastery of White Clouds, Beijing --
Gate of Benevolent Peace in the Dai Temple, Taian, Shandong --
Interior of the Hall of the Heavenly Present, Dai Temple, Taian, Shandong --
Statue of the Lord of the Eastern Sacred Mountain in the Hall of the Heavenly Present, Dai Temple, Taian, Shandong --
Mural in the Hall of the Heavenly Present in Dai Temple, Taian, Shandong --
Mural Depicting the Lord of Mount Tai in the Hall of the Heavenly Present, Dai Temple, Taian, Shandong --
Pavilion Housing the Imperial Stone Stele, Dai Temple, Taian, Shandong --
Detail of the Hall of the Heavenly Present and Iron Incense Burner in the Dai Temple, Taian, Shandong --
Corner Tower of the Dai Temple, Taian, Shandong --
Gate of the Dense and Sustainable, Dai Temple, Taian, Shandong --
South Heavenly Gate and Stairs to Heaven on Mount Tai, Taian, Shandong --
Side View of the Memorial Shrine of Azure Glow on Mount Tai, Taian, Shandong --
Ravine of the Inscribed Rocks on Mount Tai, Taian, Shandong --
Epigraph Honoring Taishan Engraved on Mount Tai, Taian, Shandong --
Jade Emperor Summit on Mount Tai, Taian, Shandong --
Pond of the Queen Mother of the West on Mount Tai, Taian, Shandong --
Palace of the Queen Mother of the West at the Pond on Mount Tai, Taian, Shandong --
Great Hall in the Temple of the Central Sacred Mountain, Dengfeng, Henan --
South Heavenly Gate on the Mount of the Heavenly Altar, Jiyuan, Henan --
Palace of the Overt Terrace on the Mount of the Heavenly Altar, Jiyuan, Henan --
Hall of the Highest Heaven in the Three Realms, Palace of the Overt Terrace, Mount of the Heavenly Altar, Jiyuan, Henan --
Interior of the Hall of the Highest Heaven in the Three Realms, Palace of the Overt Terrace, Mount of the Heavenly Altar, Jiyuan, Henan --
Roof Corner and Dougong of the Gloriette of the Jade Emperor in the Palace of the Overt Terrace, Mount of the Heavenly Altar, Jiyuan, Henan --
Eave and Peristyle Column of the Gloriette of the Jade Emperor in the Palace of the Overt Terrace, Mount of the Heavenly Altar, Jiyuan, Henan --
Dougong of the Hall of the Three Pure and Quiet Ones in the Palace of Everlasting Bliss, Ruicheng, Shanxi --
Hall of the Three Pure and Quiet Ones in the Palace of Everlasting Bliss, Ruicheng, Shanxi --
Hall of Chunyang in the Palace of Everlasting Bliss, Ruicheng, Shanxi --
Hall of Chongyang in the Palace of Everlasting Bliss, Ruicheng, Shanxi --
Mural of Lord Gouchen in the Hall of the Three Pure and Quiet Ones, Palace of Everlasting Bliss, Ruicheng, Shanxi --
Mural Depicting the Visit to the Temple of Mount Bleak in the Hall of Chunyang, Palace of Everlasting Bliss, Ruicheng, Shanxi --
Mural of the Deities of Eight Trigrams in the Hall of the Three Pure and Quiet Ones, Palace of Everlasting Bliss, Ruicheng, Shanxi --
Mural of "Zhongli Quan Converting Lu Yan" in the Hall of Chunyang, Palace of Everlasting Bliss, Ruicheng, Shanxi --
Mural in the Great Hall, Temple of the Deity of Water, Hongdong, Shanxi --
Statue of the Deity of Water in the Great Hall, Temple of the Deity of Water, Hongdong, Shanxi --
Stone Tablet of "the Prime Blessed Sanctuary Under Heaven," Gazebo Terrace, Zhouzhi, Shaanxi --
Front Gate of the Palace of the Ancestral Sages, Gazebo Terrace, Zhouzhi, Shaanxi --
Hall of Lord Lao, Gazebo Terrace, Zhouzhi, Shaanxi --
Pavilion of Reaching Heaven in the Abbey of Jade Spring, Mount Hua, Huayin, Shaanxi --
Inscribed Rock, Abbey of Jade Spring on Mount Hua, Huayin, Shaanxi --
Stone Boat, Abbey of Jade Spring, Mount Hua, Huayin, Shaanxi --
Long Gallery in the Palace of the Eight Celestials, Xi an, Shaanxi --
Hall of the Eight Celestials in the Palace of the Eight Celestials, Xi'an, Shaanxi --
Hall of the Goddess Mother of the Big Dipper, Palace of the Eight Celestials, Xi'an, Shaanxi --
Hall of the Founder Forefather Qiu, Palace of the Eight Celestials, Xi'an, Shaanxi --
Tall Temple in Zhongwei, Zhongwei, Ningxia --
Central China --
Hall of the Three Pure and Quiet Ones, Monastery of Abstruseness, Suzhou, Jiangsu --
Temple Gate, Palace of Supreme Heavenly Bliss on Mount Mao, Jurong, Jiangsu --
Hall of Supreme Origin in the Palace of Supreme Heavenly Bliss, Mount Mao, Jurong, Jiangsu --
Front View of the Palace of Prime Charm on Mount Mao, Jurong, Jiangsu --
Front Gate of the Abbey of Baopu, Hangzhou, Zhejiang --
Red Plum Pavilion in the Abbey of Baopu, Hangzhou, Zhejiang --
Eight Trigrams Gateway in the Magic Spirit Fungus Garden, Celestial Master Residence, Mount of the Dragon and Tiger, Guixi, Jiangxi --
Main Hall of the Celestial Master Residence, Mount of the Dragon and Tiger, Guixi, Jiangxi --
Golden Summit of Mount Wudang, Danjiangkou, Hubei --
Golden Hall of Mount Wudang, Danjiangkou, Hubei --
South Escarpment Palace of Mount Wudang, Danjiangkou, Hubei --
Purple Clouds Palace of Mount Wudang, Danjiangkou, Hubei --
Imperial Stone Tablet in the Palace of Jade Emptiness, Mount Wudang, Danjiangkou, Hubei --
Escarpment of Jade Emptiness, Mount Wudang, Danjiangkou, Hubei --
Front Gate of the Monastery of Recurring to Trueness, Mount Wudang, Danjiangkou, Hubei --
Eight Trigrams Pavilion, Palace of the Blue Goat, Chengdu, Sichuan --
Front Gate of the Palace of the Blue Goat, Chengdu, Sichuan --
Hall of the Tang Prince, Palace of the Blue Goat, Chengdu, Sichuan --
Front Gate to the Palace of Blessedness, Mount of Verdant Land, Dujiangyan, Sichuan --
Entrance Gate to the Mount of Verdant Land, Dujiangyan, Sichuan --
Front Gate to the Palace of Supreme Purity, Mount of Verdant Land, Dujiangyan, Sichuan --
Memorial Gateway of the "Celestial Trail," Mount of Verdant Land, Dujiangyan, Sichuan --
Outer Gate to the Celestial Masters' Grotto on the Mount of Verdant Land, Dujiangyan, Sichuan --
Appendices.
Series Title: Library of ancient Chinese architecture.
Other Titles: Dao jiao jian zhu.
Responsibility: Qiao Yun.

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