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Posted 09 October 2006 - 02:51 AM

Below show the pictures of Tang dynasty architecture.

Source: http://www.yncnc.com...ArticleID=45011

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Posted 09 October 2006 - 03:14 AM

Pictures of Daming Palace (大明宫) of Chang'an.

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Posted 09 October 2006 - 05:00 PM

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Posted 24 October 2006 - 12:48 PM

Tang temple in Shanxi.
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Posted 24 October 2006 - 02:42 PM

Tang pagodas, anybody? Lol.

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Posted 24 October 2006 - 07:23 PM

You might like to check out the Great White Goose Pagoda

"Two of the Tang Dynasty pagodas are still standing. They are called the Great and Small Wild Goose Pagoda. The 64 m high Great Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta 大雁塔) was built in 652 in Cien Monastery 慈恩寺, the Small Wild Goose Pagoda (Xiaoyanta 小雁塔; to the right) was erected in 709 in Jianfu Monastery 荐福寺. The Great Wild Goose Pagoda with its step or pyramid shape once served as a treasury for the sutras the monk Xuanzang 玄奘 had brought from India. The Cien Monastery was the most important location of Mahayana Buddhism during Tang Dynasty, even monks from Japan and Korea came here to study Buddhism. The Small Wild Goose pagode has still the multi-storied curved shapes of the Indian pagoda. It is only 43 m tall because the two upper stories have collapsed."

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Posted 10 May 2007 - 10:15 AM

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Posted 10 May 2007 - 03:20 PM

Below show the pictures of Tang dynasty architecture.

Source: http://www.yncnc.com...ArticleID=45011

Real Tang buildings:
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the two on the left don't look like Tang dynasty buildings. They were probably rebuilds.
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Posted 11 May 2007 - 07:51 PM

[quote name='General_Zhaoyun' date='Oct 9 2006, 01:51 AM' post='4853425']
Below show the pictures of Tang dynasty architecture.

Source: http://www.yncnc.com...ArticleID=45011

Real Tang buildings:
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I'm afraid none of the four buildings are real Tang dynasty architecture. As far as i know, there are only two buildings (not towers) of Tang dynasty left in China. "佛光寺东大殿"&"南禅寺山门"

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Posted 12 May 2007 - 01:41 AM

What are the characteristics of a typical house in the Tang Dynasty?

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Posted 13 May 2007 - 05:41 AM

What are the characteristics of a typical house in the Tang Dynasty?



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Posted 13 May 2007 - 05:48 AM

I'm afraid none of the four buildings are real Tang dynasty architecture. As far as i know, there are only two buildings (not towers) of Tang dynasty left in China. "佛光寺东大殿"&"南禅寺山门"
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It looks like I will study discussions on this sub-forum for awhile. My purpose may surprise you. I intend to build a Tang style house in China. Of course, I want something that is comfortable. I guess that I will also have to have furniture made, too.

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Posted 13 May 2007 - 08:02 AM

There is no distinguishing features of Tang Dynasty Architectures to speak out due to a very minor numbers of those architectures existing till today, which makes the scholar society hard to sum up. But generally, compared to the buildings of Ming&Qing dynasties, the architectures from Tang and Sung dynasties have bigger size components, longer cornises and less Dou Gong( bucket arch)

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Posted 13 May 2007 - 08:15 AM

I'm afraid none of the four buildings are real Tang dynasty architecture. As far as i know, there are only two buildings (not towers) of Tang dynasty left in China. "佛光寺东大殿"&"南禅寺山门"
It looks like I will study discussions on this sub-forum for awhile. My purpose may surprise you. I intend to build a Tang style house in China. Of course, I want something that is comfortable. I guess that I will also have to have furniture made, too.


Very ambitious dream.

QUOTE(auspicious dragon @ May 12 2007, 01:41 AM)
What are the characteristics of a typical house in the Tang Dynasty?


I was wondering this myself. As a new student of Chinese architecture, I could not see any detail that struck me as different from other old Chinese buildings.

With the destruction of so many old neighborhoods in big cities, It is a good thing to want to bring back some of the old China flavor that is sadly being lost to make way for "progress".

Why a Tang style house?

Especially if you are not quite sure of the characteristics of such a home.

Can someone please point out some of the architectural details of a Tang style vs other styles so we can distinguish the subtle differences?

Please keep us informed on the process.

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Posted 13 May 2007 - 08:50 AM

Sad is the extant Tang architectures are very few. I found this web which is introducing the Japanese architectures development. For the Japanese architectures were heavily influenced by Tang at the beginning(Nara period especially), we can refer to it to see some traces of Tang architectures.

http://www.sfusd.k12...hitecture2.html







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With the destruction of so many old neighborhoods in big cities, It is a good thing to want to bring back some of the old China flavor that is sadly being lost to make way for "progress".

Why a Tang style house?

Especially if you are not quite sure of the characteristics of such a home.

Can someone please point out some of the architectural details of a Tang style vs other styles so we can distinguish the subtle differences?

Please keep us informed on the process.




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