The Architecturan Heritage of a Nation
By (author) Ronald G. Knapp
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Chinese Houses by Ronald G. Knapp
Book DescriptionWinner of ForeWord Magazine's 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 Chinese 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 The photographs of each are accompanied by extensive background information and historical content.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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780804835374
(306mm x 228mm x 29mm)
Imprint: Tuttle Publishing
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Ronald G. Knapp
Ronald G. Knapp, Distinguished Professor Emeritus at SUNY, New Paltz, is the author of numerous books on China's cultural and historical geography, including Asia's Old Dwellings: Tradition, Resilience, and Change (2003), China's Old Dwellings (2000), and China's Walled Cities (2000).
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