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Sharing the Beauty of China: Chinese Architecture (English Edition)

Author:Cai Yanxin

Publication date:2018-08-01

ISBN:9787508540177

Language:English

Abstract:

What was Chang’an City like in the Tang Dynasty? What is the meaning of “temple”? What are the differences between an imperial garden and a private garden? What changes did Chinese modern and contemporary architecture go through? What characteristics does Chinese architecture show in the new cent...
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What was Chang’an City like in the Tang Dynasty? What is the meaning of “temple”? What are the differences between an imperial garden and a private garden? What changes did Chinese modern and contemporary architecture go through? What characteristics does Chinese architecture show in the new century? This book containing a lot of exquisite pictures is intended to guide readers through China’s long architectural history of thousands of years from the glorious achievements in ancient traditional architecture and the complicated course of development in the modern and contemporary era to today’s magnificent modern cityscapes and show a relatively complete picture of Chinese architecture to interested people.

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  • Cover

    1
  • Titlepage

    2
  • Contents

    3
  • Author Introduction

    4
  • Foreword

    5
  • Ancient Cities

    6
  • Supreme Imperial Power

    7
  • Temples of Gods

    8
  • Appreciation of Gardens

    9
  • Vernacular Dwellings

    10
  • Western Influences on Chinese Architecture

    11
  • Pursuit of Self – Modern Architecture

    12
  • Towards the New Period

    13
  • Appendix: Chronological Table of the Chinese Dynasties

    14
  • Copyright

    15
  • Backcover

    16

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