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Publisher Comments:

More than 240 rare photographs and drawings highlight this excellent pictorial record and analysis of Chinese architectural history. Based on years of unprecedented field studies by the author, the illustrations depict many of the temples, pagodas, tombs, bridges, and imperial palaces comprising China's architectural heritage. 152 halftones, 94 diagrams.

Book News Annotation:

Written in the 1940s by the late Chinese architect and founder of historic research on China's ancient architecture Ssu- ch'eng, and intended for a Western audience, the text & photographs of this book were misplaced for decades, rediscovered in 1980, and published in 1984 (this is a reprint of that publication). Most of the photographs were taken in the 1930s, and some of the monuments pictured are no longer in existence. Prefaced with a profile of Ssu-ch'eng and the story of how this book was created, "lost," and rediscovered, the text describes the Chinese structural system, pre-Buddhist and cave-temple architecture, monumental timber-frame buildings, Buddhist pagodas, and other masonry structures. This unabridged reprint includes 152 halftones and 94 beautifully rendered diagrams. It concludes with a brief chronology of Chinese dynasties, a glossary of technical terms, a guide to pronunciation, and a selected bibliography.
Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Based on years of unprecedented field studies by the author, more than 240 rare photographs and drawings depict temples, pagodas, tombs, bridges, and imperial palaces. 152 halftones, 94 diagrams.

Synopsis:

Based on years of unprecedented field studies by the author, more than 240 rare photographs and drawings depict temples, pagodas, tombs, bridges, and imperial palaces. 152 halftones, 94 diagrams.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486439990
Subtitle:
A Pictorial History
Editor:
Fairbank, Wilma
Editor:
Fairbank, Wilma
Author:
Ssu-Ch'eng, Liang
Author:
Fairbank, Wilma
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Subject:
History - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
China
Subject:
Architecture
Subject:
International Architecture - Asian
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
Architecture -- China.
Subject:
Architecture-Asia and Oceania
Subject:
Architecture -- History.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Architecture
Publication Date:
20050324
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
152 hts, 94 diagrams and line drawings,
Pages:
232
Dimensions:
9.88 x 10.75 in 1.5 lb

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Based on years of unprecedented field studies by the author, more than 240 rare photographs and drawings depict temples, pagodas, tombs, bridges, and imperial palaces. 152 halftones, 94 diagrams.

"Synopsis" by , Based on years of unprecedented field studies by the author, more than 240 rare photographs and drawings depict temples, pagodas, tombs, bridges, and imperial palaces. 152 halftones, 94 diagrams.
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