Chinese Houses: The Architectural Heritage of a Nation

Chinese Houses: The Architectural Heritage of a Nation

By: Knapp, Ronald G.; Spence, Jonathan; Ong, A. Chester

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Winner of ForeWord Magazine's Architecture "Book of the Year" Award
Exquisite examples of traditional dwellings are scattered throughout modern-day China. " Chinese Houses" focuses on 20 well-preserved traditional homes, presenting examples from a range of rural and metropolitan areas throughout China.
The photographs of each are accompanied by extensive background information and historical content. An introductory essay examines the different types of Chinese homes and provides an overview of the rich regional variety of Chinese dwelling forms. It also provides insights into little-known design concepts that emphasize the flexibility, adaptability, and versatility of traditional building forms and the work of traditional craftsmen.
Richly illustrated with photographs, woodblock prints, historic images, and line drawings, "Chinese Houses" portrays an architectural tradition of amazing range and resilience.

Title: Chinese Houses: The Architectural Heritage of a Nation

Author: Knapp, Ronald G.; Spence, Jonathan; Ong, A. Chester

Categories: Architecture,

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing: 2006-01-15

ISBN/UPC Number: 0804835373

ISBN/UPC Number 13: 9780804835374

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: new

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: 9780804835374

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