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Traditional Chinese architecture : twelve essays

Author: Xinian Fu; Nancy Shatzman Steinhardt; Alexandra Harrer
Publisher: Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, 2017.
Series: Princeton-China series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Fu Xinian is considered by many to be the world's leading historian of Chinese architecture. He is an expert on every type of Chinese architecture from every period through the nineteenth century, and his work is at the cutting edge of the field. This wide-ranging book gathers together, for the first time in English, twelve seminal essays by Fu Xinian. It pays special attention to the technical aspects of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Fu, Xinian.
Traditional Chinese Architecture : Twelve Essays.
Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Xinian Fu; Nancy Shatzman Steinhardt; Alexandra Harrer
ISBN: 1400885132 9781400885138
OCLC Number: 983473934
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; CONTENTS; List of Illustrations; Preface; Editor's Note; Chronology of Chinese Dynasties; Map of China; Biography of Fu Xinian; One Representations of Architecture on Vessels of the Warring States Period; Two Reconstruction of Northern Dynasties Buildings Based on Relief Sculpture and Murals in Cave-Temples at Maijishan; Three Early Buddhist Architecture in China; Four The Development of Timber-Frame Architecture during the Two Jins and the Northern and Southern Dynasties. Five Architectural Features of the Northern and Southern Dynasties and the Sui and Tang Periods in China as Reflected in Japanese Architecture of the Asuka and Nara PeriodsSix Hanyuan Hall at Daminggong in Tang Chang'an; Seven The Module in Tang Architecture; Eight Imperial Architecture of Tang through Ming and Its Relation to Other Architecture; Nine The Problem of Pillar Displacement with Respect to the Characteristics of Song Construction; Ten Song Architecture in South China and Its Relation to Japanese Great Buddha-Style Architecture of the Kamakura Period. Eleven Northern Song Architecture in the Painting A Thousand Li of Rivers and Mountains by Wang XimengTwelve Typical Design Features of Ming Palaces and Altars in Beijing; Glossary; Index.
Series Title: Princeton-China series.
Responsibility: Fu, Xinain ; edited by Nancy S. Steinhardt ; translated by Alexandra Harrer.
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Fu Xinian is considered by many to be the world's leading historian of Chinese architecture. He is an expert on every type of Chinese architecture from every period through the nineteenth century, and his work is at the cutting edge of the field. This wide-ranging book gathers together, for the first time in English, twelve seminal essays by Fu Xinian. It pays special attention to the technical aspects of the building tradition since the first millennium BC, and Fu Xinian's signature drawings abundantly illustrate its nuances. The essays delve into the modular basis for individual structures, complexes, and cities; lateral and longitudinal building frames; the unity of sculpture and building to create viewing angles; the influence of Chinese construction on Japanese architecture; and the reliability of images to inform us about architecture. Organized chronologically, the book also examines such topics as the representation of architecture on vessels in the Warring States period, early Buddhist architecture, and the evolution of imperial architecture from the Tang to Ming dynasty. A biography of Fu Xinian and a detailed Chinese-English glossary are included. Bringing together some of the most groundbreaking scholarship in Chinese architectural history, it showcases an uncontested master of the discipline.

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"This volume can be read as an introduction to Chinese architecture, or it can be used as a detailed reference tool. An important resource for anyone interested in architectural history." * Choice *

 
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