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Chinese houses : the architectural heritage of a nation

Author: Ronald G Knapp; Jonathan D Spence; A Chester Ong
Publisher: Tokyo ; Rutland, Vermont ; Singapore : Tuttle Publishing, [2006] ©2004
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Features 20 well-preserved tradtional homes, presenting examples from a range of rural and metropolitan areas throughout China.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald G Knapp; Jonathan D Spence; A Chester Ong
ISBN: 9780804835374 0804835373
OCLC Number: 910172314
Notes: Publication date from publisher's website.
Awards: Winner of IndieFab awards (Architecture) 2005
Description: 288 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps, plans ; 31 cm
Contents: The architecture of the Chinese house --
The Chinese house as living space --
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 --
A grand Qing manor and a simple Ming courtyard house --
The manor of a bean curd maker --
Walled city residences --
Cave dwellings of the North.
Responsibility: Ronald G. Knapp ; foreword by Jonathan Spence ; photography by A. Chester Ong.

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"Chinese Houses examines traditional dwellings from a Ming dynasty manor to Mao's boyhood home." -Elle Decor blog "When a house is used as a museum or tourist site, it loses its vitality, and with no Read more...

 
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