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Chinese architecture : a pictorial history

Author: Sicheng Liang; Wilma Fairbank
Publisher: Mineola, NY : Dover Publications, 2005.
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Liang, Sicheng, 1901-1972.
Chinese architecture.
Mineola, NY : Dover Publications, 2005
(DLC) 2004061763
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sicheng Liang; Wilma Fairbank
OCLC Number: 894568627
Notes: Originally published: A pictorial history of Chinese architecture. Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©1984.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (200 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: The Chinese structural system --
Origins --
Editor's note : the curved roof and bracket sets --
Two grammar books --
Pre-Buddhist and cave-temple evidence of timber-frame architecture --
Indirect material evidence --
Han-evidence --
Cave-temple evidence --
Monumental timber-frame buildings --
The Period of Vigor (ca. 850-1050) --
The Period of Elegance (ca. 1000-1400) --
The Period of Rigidity (ca. 1400-1912) --
Buddhist pagodas --
The Period of Simplicity (ca. 500-900) --
The Period of Elaboration (ca. 1000-1300) --
The Period of Variety (ca. 1280-1912) --
Other masonary structures --
Tombs --
Vaulted buildings --
Bridges --
Terraces --
P'ai-lou gateways.
Other Titles: Pictorial history of Chinese architecture
Responsibility: Liang Ssu-chʻeng ; edited by Wilma Fairbank.


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