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2002 Hardcover New 9780300095593. Flawless copy, brand new, pristine, never opened--384 pages. Publisher's description: "A comprehensive and authoritative study of Chinese ... architecture from Neolithic times to the late-19th century. Six of China's greatest architectural historians have joined with a leading Western scholar to write this text, a collaborative history of Chinese architecture. Drawing on recent discoveries and scholarly work inside China, the volume recounts the story of China's architectural achievements, the forms they took and the historical, political, cultural and social factors that shaped them. Each chapter includes sections on cities, palatial architecture, religious architecture, tombs and gardens, as well as discussions of bridges, walls, fortifications, academies and architectural writings. Enhanced with colour plates and line drawings, explanatory maps and charts, and an index that includes Chinese terms, this should be an accessible resource for both scholars of China and visitor Read more Show Less

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"This illustrated book is a comprehensive and authoritative study of Chinese architecture from Neolithic times through the early twentieth century. Six of China's greatest architectural historians have joined with a leading Western scholar to write this book, the first in-depth, collaborative history of Chinese architecture in more than fifty years." "Drawing on recent discoveries and current scholarly work inside China, this handsome volume recounts the story of China's architectural achievements and the historical, political, cultural, and social factors that shaped them. Each chapter includes sections on cities, palaces, religious architecture, tombs, and gardens as well as discussions of bridges, walls, fortifications, academics, and architectural writings." Amply enhanced with more than 300 color photographs and exquisite drawings - many of which are reproduced here for the first time - and also featuring maps, charts, and an index with Chinese terms, the book will be an invaluable resource for scholars of China and everyone interested in one of the world's greatest architectural traditions.
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Yale University has cooperated with scholars in China to produce this volume, one of a series titled "Culture and Civilization of China" that appears in both English and Chinese. The English-language version has been expanded to provide a more general background for readers who are not familiar with Chinese architectural history. Lavishly illustrated with color photographs and line drawings, the well-printed book proceeds step by step through 4000 years of Chinese architecture, with an emphasis on temples, palaces, and grand public works rather than dwellings. Clearly translated and edited, the text will appeal to academics, while the visuals will be accessible to the general reader. A helpful bibliography provides a starting point for academic research in Chinese sources. Recommended for academic libraries.-David McClelland, Philadelphia
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  • ISBN-13: 9780300095593
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Publication date: 11/28/2002
  • Series: The Culture & Civilization of China
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 9.40 (w) x 12.33 (h) x 1.30 (d)

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