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Chinese Architecture: A Pictorial History

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More than 240 rare photographs and drawings highlight this excellent pictorial record and analysis of Chinese architectural history. Based on years of unprecedented field studies by the author, the illustrations depict many of the temples, pagodas, tombs, bridges, and imperial palaces comprising China's architectural heritage. 152 halftones, 94 diagrams.
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Paperback, 232 pages
Published March 24th 2005 by Dover Publications
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David
Oct 14, 2012 rated it really liked it
This book was published after the author's death. Liang was one of China's foremost architectural historians and was instrumental in establishing the first studies of Chinese architectural design for westerners. "Chinese Architecture: A Pictorial History" contains many detailed sketches, photographs, and early interpretations by Liang. It's a must-have for anyone interested in Asian architecture or historic photos of classic Chinese architecture. ...more
May Ling
Jun 13, 2011 rated it really liked it
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It's very interesting. The height of city planning really does begin with the Chinese and not the French as many text books will mistakenly teach. ...more
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