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China's Sacred Sites

ISBN-10: 0893892629
ISBN-13: 9780893892623
Edition: 2006
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Description: The ancient Chinese developed building techniques that are astounding in their ability to match nature and endure for centuries. China's Sacred Sites presents a vision of architecture as a harmonious interaction of human culture and the natural  More...

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Book details

List price: $49.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Himalayan Institute Press
Publication date: 8/15/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 286
Size: 9.25" wide x 11.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.498
Language: English

The ancient Chinese developed building techniques that are astounding in their ability to match nature and endure for centuries. China's Sacred Sites presents a vision of architecture as a harmonious interaction of human culture and the natural world. Over 300 color photos and architectural drawings document some of the most remarkable achievements of mountainscape feng shui. The wisdom of these ancient builders is particularly relevant today as sustainable building practices and green design take architecture in new directions.

Mountainscape Culture and Architecture
The Silent Music of Architecturep. 1
Mountainscape Culture and Feng Shuip. 15
Geography and Building Layoutp. 33
Architectural Elementsp. 49
Selected Sites
Spacious Summitsp. 63
Cliff Structuresp. 95
Cave Sitesp. 127
Mountainside Templesp. 155
Mountain Villagesp. 195
Riverside and Lake Sitesp. 215
Location of Sitesp. 242
Glossaryp. 245
Timeline of Chinese Dynastiesp. 246
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