Chinese Architecture and Metaphor

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

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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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Product details

  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 187.96 x 254 x 25.4mm | 975.22g
  • University of Hawai'i Press
  • Honolulu, HI, United States
  • English, Multiple languages
  • New ed.
  • 0824833635
  • 9780824833633
  • 1,123,170

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