Chinese Architecture

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Shanghai Press
Hardcover, Jacketed
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over 100 full-color photos and hand drawings
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5 1/2 X 8 1/4

With hundreds of illustrations and insightful text, Chinese Architecture: Discovering China explores the unique architecture of this vast country.

The architecture of ancient China embodies the country's expansive cultural heritage, and represents one of the world's great architectural traditions. It also reflects the different topographies and peoples spread across the country's vast territory.

Architectural historian Wang Qijun takes readers on a visual journey, investigating the most striking and significant aspects of Chinese architectural history. Accompanied by over 100 photographs and exquisite illustrations, more than 40 of the most important structures from different dynasties are highlighted in this book, such as the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, Yungang Cave, Daming Palace and Dule Temple.

A fascinating overview of ancient Chinese architecture and how it influenced history and culture, this book is a must for those interested in learning more about China.

About the Author:
Wang Qijun graduated with a Ph.D. in architectural history and theory from the School of Architecture of Tsinghua University in 1996. He is a professor at the China Central Academy of Fine Arts.