China's Sacred Sites

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Himalayan Institute Press, 2007 - Architecture - 259 pages
The ancient Chinese developed building techniques that are astounding in their ability to match nature and endure for centuries. China's Sacred Sites presents a vision of architecture as a harmonious interaction of human culture and the natural world. Over 300 color photos and architectural drawings document some of the most remarkable achievements of mountainscape feng shui. The wisdom of these ancient builders is particularly relevant today as sustainable building practices and green design take architecture in new directions.
 

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Shunxun (architectural design theory, Beijing Inst. for Civil Engineering & Architecture) and Buffalo, NY, architect and teacher Foit-Albert have put together a handsome and informative book ... Read full review

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Contents

Mountainscape Culture and Feng Shui
15
by Nan Shunxun
31
by Nan Shunxun
47
Spacious Summits
63
Mount Dochuan Aloof from the World
70
Mount Jin Wrapped in Temples
78
Mount Wutai Five Terrace Peaks
86
Cliff Structures
95
Mountainside Temples
155
Mountain Villages
195
Ganbao Stone Terrace Houses
204
Wuzheng a Loess Cave Village
212
Leshan a Grand Buddha Where Rivers Meet
222
jiaxian the Incense Burner Temple
228
East Lake a Small Scenic Quarry
236
Location of Sites
242

Longmen Dong a Ladder to Heaven
104
North Mount Fieng Both Hidden and Exposed
116
Photo Credits
250
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