Recommended readings on Chinese architecture
Posted 29 April 2007 - 01:16 AM
The following are some of the important chinese academic source on chinese architecture. If you know any good english source, please recommend here.
1. 《中國建築史》 Chinese Architecture History by Liang Sicheng 梁思成
2. 《中國古代建築史》 Chinese Ancient Architecture History by Liu Guozheng 劉敦楨
3. 《营造法式》 Architecture Construction Method written and published during Song dynasty by Architect Li Jie 李诫
4. 《工部工程作法》 Civil Engineering Method written during Qing dynasty.
(...to be updated regularly...)
"夫君子之行：靜以修身，儉以養德；非淡泊無以明志，非寧靜無以致遠。" - 諸葛亮
One should seek serenity to cultivate the body, thriftiness to cultivate the morals. If you are not simple and frugal, your ambition will not sparkle. If you are not calm and cool, you will not reach far. - Zhugeliang
Posted 22 May 2007 - 04:36 AM
It outlines in Chinese language the Song Dynasty architecture. Some Tang structures are included.
2. Architecture in China, Authors Liang Si Cheng and Liu Zi Ping,, 2007
It outlines in Chinese language the architecture of many dynasties. It includes Tang and Song Dynasties among others.
Posted 22 May 2007 - 11:54 AM
《大紫禁城》同上- Great Forbidden City
Posted 30 December 2007 - 01:28 AM
Posted 23 July 2009 - 10:03 AM
the english version of the book quoted at above (post#3) 《大紫禁城》by 赵广超 has published!
The Grand Forbidden City - The Imperial Axis (Popular Edition) by Chiu Kwong Chiu
web ref: http://www.jointpubl...N=9789620426230
The Grand Forbidden City - The Imperial Axis (Special Edition) also by Chiu Kwong Chiu
web ref: http://www.jointpubl...N=9789620427541
translated from chinese to english, from a big size book to a smaller size, but all pictures included.
GREAT infromation given and REALLY DEEP inside to chinese culture.
you will learn MUCH MORE besides chinese architecture.
from easy to difficult, explain profound theories in simple language, aided with MANY funny pictures and professional architectural sketch.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for both newbie and advanced learners.
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