Chinese Bridges: Living Architecture from China's Past

Chinese Bridges: Living Architecture from China's Past

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by Ronald G. Knapp
     
 

ISBN-10: 0804838844

ISBN-13: 9780804838849

Pub. Date: 07/01/2008

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

Bridges are one of its most striking and resilient feats of architectural prowess in ancient China. Chinese Bridges brings together a thorough look at the marvels of Chinese bridge design from one of the world's leading experts on Chinese culture and historical geography, Ronald G. Knapp.

While many consider bridges to be merely utilitarian civil

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Bridges are one of its most striking and resilient feats of architectural prowess in ancient China. Chinese Bridges brings together a thorough look at the marvels of Chinese bridge design from one of the world's leading experts on Chinese culture and historical geography, Ronald G. Knapp.

While many consider bridges to be merely utilitarian civil engineering, the bridges of China move beyond that stereotype, as many are undeniably dramatic, even majestic and daring. Chinese Bridges illustrates in detail 20 well-preserved ancient bridges, along with descriptions and essays on the distinctive architectural elements shared by the various designs. For the first time in an English-language book, Chinese Bridges records scores of newly discovered bridges across China's vast landscape, illustrated with over 400 color photographs, as well as woodblock prints, historic images, paintings and line drawings.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804838849
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Publication date:
07/01/2008
Edition description:
Hardcover with Jacket
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
9.40(w) x 12.00(h) x 1.30(d)

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