Taoist Buildings (Hardback)
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Short Description for Taoist Buildings Providing an insight into the ethereal world of Taoism, the Taoist buildings have basically evolved from the traditional square Chinese courtyards. Many Taoist temples have a small garden, and abound with sculpture, calligraphy, and stone inscriptions. This book focuses on Taoist Buildings.
- Published: 01 February 2002
- Format: Hardback 183 pages
- ISBN 13: 9783211830109 ISBN 10: 3211830103
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Full description for Taoist Buildings
The Taoist buildings and gardens and their relationship to natural elements, history and legends provide a rare insight into the ethereal world of Taoism. Taoist buildings have basically evolved from the traditional square Chinese courtyards. The main halls built on the central axis serve as places of enshrinement and worship for statues of Taoist gods, as well as for conducting ritual ceremonies. Many Taoist temples have a small garden. In hilly areas, these gardens have been built to gracefully echo the surrounding landscape. These temples abound with sculpture, calligraphy, and stone inscriptions.