China has one of the most ancient civilizations in the world, occupying a vast territorial expanse. This has led to great diversification in Chinese vernacular dwellings, rarely seen in the architecture of the world and reflecting a wide variety of different natural and cultural environments. In this illustrated introduction Shan Deqi explores a representative selection of traditional Chinese dwellings, considering their architecture, environmental setting and the lifestyles and customs of the people who inhabit these distinctive homes and have contributed to their development.
An illustrated introduction to traditional Chinese dwellings, considering their architecture, environmental setting and lifestyles of those inhabiting these distinctive homes.
About the Author
Shan Deqi is a graduate of the Civil Engineering and Architecture Department of Tsinghua University. Formerly Director of the architectural design section of the Architecture Department of Tsinghua University, he is currently Professor in the School of Architecture. He has published a number of monographs on the subject of traditional Chinese vernacular dwellings.
- Publisher : Cambridge University Press; 3rd edition (September 19, 2011)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 166 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0521186676
- ISBN-13 : 978-0521186674
- Item Weight : 8.1 ounces
- Dimensions : 6.14 x 0.39 x 9.21 inches