Chinese Architecture and Metaphor: Song Culture in the Yingzao Fashi Building Manual

Chinese Architecture and Metaphor: Song Culture in the Yingzao Fashi Building Manual

Hardback Spatial Habitus (Hardcover) Language: English / Multiple languages

By (author) Feng Jiren

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  • Publisher: University of Hawai'i Press
  • Format: Hardback | 320 pages
  • Language: English / Multiple languages
  • Dimensions: 188mm x 254mm x 25mm | 975g
  • Publication date: 15 June 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Honolulu, HI
  • ISBN 10: 0824833635
  • ISBN 13: 9780824833633
  • Edition statement: New ed.
  • Sales rank: 935,772

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This book investigates the historical tradition of Chinese architectural writing from antiquity to the Song period, with a focus on a building manual titled Yingzao Fashi (Building Standards 1103). It explores the rich cultural connotations and architectural concepts reflected in the technical contend of the Yingzao Fashi. This is the first exploration in a Western language of this foundational text.

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