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Author Cai, Yanxin.

Title Chinese architecture / Cai Yanxin
Edition Updated edition
Published Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011


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Description 178 pages : color illustrations, plans ; 24 cm
Series Introductions to Chinese culture
Introductions to Chinese culture.
Contents Ancient cities -- The supreme imperial power -- The palaces of gods -- Appreciation of Chinese gardens -- Vernacular dwellings -- When East meet West
Summary Ancient Chinese architecture is not only a source of reference for modern Chinese design, it has also had an international influence and attracted global attention. Moreover, architectural remains in China reveal much about the history of this ancient civilisation. The palaces, gardens, temples, tombs and dwellings of the Chinese people reflect, for example, the military achievements of the Qin emperor, the spirit of the Tang Dynasty, the palace intrigues of the Ming Dynasty, the diversity of Chinese culture through the ages and the skill of countless generations of craftsmen and labourers
Notes Original ed. published: Beijing : China Intercontinental Press
Prev. pub.: 2010
Translation of: Zhongguo jian zhu
Translated from the Chinese
Subject Architecture -- Aesthetics.
Architecture -- China.
Author Liu, Bingjie
LC no. 2011281735
ISBN 0521186447 (paperback)
9780521186445 (paperback)
Other Titles Zhongguo jian zhu. English