Chinese Houses: A Pictorial Tour of China’s Traditional Dwellings

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Chinese-Houses-A-Pictorial-Tour-of-Chinas-Traditional-Dwellings-1 Chinese Houses: A Pictorial Tour of China’s Traditional Dwellings
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This ambitious and comprehensive survey of Chinese residential architecture introduces a fascinating selection of Chinese houses from every region of the country. In beautiful detail with never-before-seen photographs and illustrations, Chinese Houses offers a sweeping introduction to the diverse architecture in China. From the stately and ordered four-sided courtyard house of Beijing to the cave dwellings of Henan, from the wind-swept adobe houses of Kashi to portable yurts, this exhaustive book covers all the main residential architectural styles in China, with a special focus on ethnic minorities’ residences.
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About the Author
Chen Congzhou (1918-2000), was a well-renowned expert in ancient Chinese architecture and gardens. Chen Congzhou led the effort for this book and penned the Foreword.
Lu Bingjie is a professor of architecture at Tongji University. Lu Bingjie wrote the "Introduction," the chapter "Earth Buildings."
Pan Hogxuan is a renowned photograph and is the author of many books including A History of Bridges, A History of Architecture, Stone Bridges in Shzoxing, and several others.


Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Shanghai Book Traders; First Edition (October 31, 2009)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 336 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1606520016
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1606520017
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 2.98 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 8.68 x 1.05 x 11.54 inches

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