Vanishing Tradition: Architecture and Carpentry of the Dong Minority in China

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Orchid Press, 2006 - Architecture - 212 pages
Offers an exploration of the wooden architectural tradition of the Dong minority peoples of the mountainous regions of SW China - one that has been highly influential on mainstream Chinese architectural tradition. This work discusses the historic development of Dong architectural techniques as affected by the social and physical environment. This is an exploration of the unique wooden architectural tradition of the Dong minority peoples of the mountainous regions of SW China - one that has been highly influential on mainstream Chinese architectural tradition, and

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Contents

Agriculture and forestry
7
The significance of wood in Chinese culture
20
Dong villages
37
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About the author (2006)

Klaus Zwerger is assistant professor at the Institute of Design Theory at the University of Technology in Vienna. His research focuses on traditional building techniques and particularly the comparative study of historic wood.

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