Chinese Houses: The Architectural Heritage of a Nation Ronald G. Knapp

ISBN: 9780804835374

Published: January 15th 2006

Hardcover

288 pages


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Chinese Houses: The Architectural Heritage of a Nation  by  Ronald G. Knapp

Chinese Houses: The Architectural Heritage of a Nation by Ronald G. Knapp
January 15th 2006 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 288 pages | ISBN: 9780804835374 | 10.51 Mb

Winner of ForeWord Magazines 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 aMoreWinner of ForeWord Magazines 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and metropolitan areas throughout China.The photographs of each are accompanied by extensive background information and historical content.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.



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