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Chinese Vernacular Dwellings

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ISBN-10: 0521186676

ISBN-13: 9780521186674

Edition: 3rd 2011

Authors: Deqi Shan

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Book details

List price: $31.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/25/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 166
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.660
Language: English

Shan Deqi is a graduate of the Civil Engineering and Architecture Department of Tsinghua University. Formerly Director of the architectural design section of the Architecture Department of Tsinghua University, he is currently Professor in the School of Architecture. He has published a number of monographs on the subject of traditional Chinese vernacular dwellings.

Introduction
Beijing Quadrangle Courtyards
Imposing Dwellings and Spacious Courtyards
Knock at the Door
Floral-Pendant Gates
A Place of Unique Beauty
Huizhou Dwellings
Hongcun: A Village of Rivers and Lakes
Xidi: A Land of Peach Blossoms
Patios and Horse-Head Walls
Colleges and Memorial Archways
Three Kinds of Carving and Gardens
Business and Culture
Shaoxing Riverside Dwellings
Three-Thousand Taimens
Small Bridges and Flowing Streams
"Stage for All Ages" Close to Water
Ancient Heritages and Secluded Places
Minxi Clay Buildings
Hakkas' Homeland
A Glimpse of Clay Building
Tracing Back to the Source
Human Affection and Reason
Architectural Novelty in the Homeland of the Overseas Chinese
Towering Watchtower
Zigzag Arcade-houses
Ancestral Temples
Ganlan Wood House and Storm-Tossed Bridge
A Tour of Wood-House Village
Singing at the Chengyang Bridge
Drum Tower and Lusheng Column
Ganlan Wood Houses
Fire Pit
Ancient Lijiang Streets
Ancient City
A City Surrounded by Spring Water
Three Terrace Houses with One Screen Wall
Tibetan Watchtowers
A Long History
Colorful Forms of Tibetan Vernacular Dwellings
A Land of Bon and Buddhism
Homeland Developing with Heaven and Earth
A Living Picture Full of Grandeur
Appendix: Chronological Table of the Chinese Dynasties