China's Old Dwellings

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University of Hawaii Press, 2000 - Architecture - 362 pages
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A comprehensive critical examination of China's folk architectural forms. Together with its companion volume, China's Living Houses: Folk Beliefs, Symbols, and Household Ornamentation, it provides a study of the environmental, historical and social factors that influence housing forms for nearly a quarter of the world's population. Both books draw on the author's 30 years of fieldwork and travel in China, as well as on published and unpublished material in many languages.
 

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Page 16 - Plare tKnapp 19921, draws upon the perspectives of anthropologists, architects, geographers, historians, a sociologist, and a veterinary ecologist in examining the various senings of hahitation, work, and leisure of China's village population.
Page 15 - Culmre mrned inward to a single province to explore in detail the sensitivity to the namral environment, the use of space, construction principles and techniques, exterior and interior ornamentation, and folk traditions associated with the huilding of and living within rural dwellings.
Page 8 - The distinct feamres of such dwellings, their relationship to the life-styles of the occupants, and their variations in different areas of the country...

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