The Excellence of Ancient Chinese Architecture:Vernacular Dwellings

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The sophistication of ancient Chinese architecture gives it a specialplace within the architecture of the world. There are magnificentimperial palaces, solemn and breathtaking imperial tombs,mysterious sacrificial and ancestral altars and temples as well asa variety of vernacular dwellings of natural simplicity. Religiousbuildings are dotted about the country, with a riotous profusionof Buddhist, Taoist and Islamic temples or mosques. On top of allthis, city walls and fortifications, civic buildings for miscellaneouspurposes are rich in variety and form impressive landmarks.The exceptional series offers wide coverage of themes pertainingto all aspects of Chinese architecture and is unrivaled both for itsextensiveness and accuracy as well as for the presentation of thematerial. About Author 王其钧,Born in Xuzhou, Jiangsu Province, in 1954, Wang Qijunbegan his professional studies at the Department of FineArts, Nanjing Art College, later obtained his master'sdegree from the Department ofArchitecture, ChongqingCollege ofArchitectural Engineering. He used to be aneditor with the China Architecture & Building Press, buthas, since graduating from Nanjing Art College, alsobeen a painter, many ofhis works for which he has beenawarded a number of prizes been shown at exhibitionsboth on a national and provincial level. A number of hispaintings have appeared in Fine Arts and other journals.His monograph, Chinese Vernacular Dwellings,examines the type, layout, structure, workmanship andaesthetics of these buildings. Drawings in traditionalstyle accompany the text. The author has later onwritten another book on the subject, Chinese TraditionalDomestic Architecture, and recently had a number ofpapers published in the following journals: Architects,Architectural Journal, Fine Arts and Studies on FineA rts, among others. Table of Contents Map of Vernacular Dwellings Cave Dwelling Ateas and Surrounding Historic Sites and Scenic Spots General Introduction The History of Vernacular Dwellings -Theif History, Soufce and Development I. Vernacular DweLlings of the Pre-Qin Period II. Vernacular DweUings of the Qin, Han and Two Jin Dynasties III. Vernacular DweUings of the Tang and Song Periods IV Vernacular Dwenings of the Ming and Qing Periods Building Forms of Vernaculaf Dwellings -Residences Implying Public Awareness, the Style Conforming with Local Conditions I. Classification of Layouts II. A Combination of Forms IH. The Layout of Towns and Villages The Artistic Characteristics of Vernacular Dwellings -Rusticity Hiding Preeminence, Simplicity Containing Inspiration I. The Appropriate Employment of Space and Compactness, Emptiness and Denseness Complementing Each Other II. A Solid External Appearance and a TranqLul Interior, Artistic Concepts Playing a Primary Role III. Simple and FLlegant Techniques Employed to Communicate Between Interior and Exterior IV A Richness of Decoration, Beauty not Characterized by Convention V The Poetic, Pictorial and Musical F:ssence of Vernacular DweLlings Notes on the Photographs North China Middle Gate of a Residence in Lishi Lane, Dongcheng District, Beijing Arm-Corridors of a Residence in Lishil.ane, Dongcheng District, Beijing Screen Wall and Pendant Floral Gate of the Cheng Family Residence in Wenchang Lane, Beijing The Second Gate of Mei Lanfang's Home, Beijing Eastern Wing of Mei Lanfang's Home, Beijing Antecourt of the Kong Family Mansion, Qufu County, Shandong Hallway of the Kong Fanuly Mansion, Qufu County, Shandong Tower of Refuge in the Kong Family Mansion, Qufu County, Shandong Northern Panel of the Screen Door of the Inner Court Gate in the Kong Family Mansion, A Cave DweLling in Zhangzhao Village, Sanmenxia City, Henan A Residence in the Qiaojiabu Block, Qixian County, Shanxi Courtyard No. 1 in the Qiaojiabu Block, Qixian County, Shanxi Interior Furnishings of the Qiaojiabu Block, Qixian County, Shanxi A Pendant Floral Gate in the Qiaojiabu Block, Qixian County, Shanxi A Courtyard in the Qiaojiabu Block, Qixian County, Shanxi Courtyard No. 2 in the Qiaojiabu Block, Qixian County, Shanxi Yixiantian Lane in Pingyao County, Shanxi A Residence in Shajia Alley, Pingyao County, Shanxi Entrance to a Residence at Shitoupo, Pingyao County, Shanxi A Cave DweUing at Shitoupo, Pingyao County, Shanxi Gate of a Residence in Pingyao Count}, Shanxi Decorat/ons on the Eaves of the Zhu Family Residence in Xucun Village, Huoxian County, Shanxi Vernacular DweUings in Pingyao County, Shanxi Dangjia Village in Hancheng County, Shaanxi A Cave Dwelling in Xihou Village, Pinglu County, Shanxi Interior of a Cave DweUing in Xihou Village, Pinglu County, Shanxi The Jiang Family Mansion at Liujiamao, Mizhi County, Shaanxi Central China Wood-Carved Ornaments on the Chenggong Flat Brackets and Hanging Pillars in the Fuyuan Hall, Dongyang County, Zhejiang Front Gallery of the Main Building in the Fuyuan Hall, Dongyang County, Zhejiang A Bird's-Eye View of the Fuyuan Hallin Dongyang County, Zhejiang A Corbie Gable of a Residence in Xidi Village, Yixian County, Anhui Vernacular DwelLings in Doushan Street, Shexian County, Anhui Vernacular Dwening in Xidi ViUage, Yixian County, Anhui A Moon Poolin Hongcun Village, Yixian County, Anhui Paifang Archways in Tangyue Village, Shexian, Anhui Vernacular Dwellings in Wangkou Village, Wuyuan Countyjiangxi The Li Family Residence in Xinli Village, Longnan Countyjiangxi …… South China West China Appendices Folgen sie uns auf facebook @china.shelf.europe 

Herausgeber: China Architecture & Building Press
Autor: Wang Qijun
Erscheinungsjahr: 2012
Sprache: Englisch
Taschenbuch: 199 Seiten
ISBN-13: 9787112141142
Abmessungen: 14.5 x 21 cm
Originaler chinesischer Titel:  中国古建筑之美系列——民间住宅建筑