Routledge Handbook of Chinese Architecture
This handbook, representing the collaboration of 40 scholars, provides a multi-faceted exploration of roughly 6,000 years of Chinese architecture, from ancient times to the present.
This volume combines a broad-spectrum approach with a thematic framework for investigating Chinese architecture, integrating previously fragmented topics and combining the scholarship of all major periods of Chinese history. By organizing its approach into five parts, this handbook:
Traces the practices and traditions of ancient China from imperial authority to folk culture
Unveils a rich picture of early modern and republican China, revealing that modernization was already beginning to emerge
Describes the social, intellectual, ideological, and formal enterprises of socialist architecture
Frames a window on a complex and changing contemporary China by focusing on autonomy, state practices, and geopolitics of design, ultimately identifying its still evolving position on the world stage
Examines the existing cultural and political theories to highlight potential avenues for future transformations in Chinese architecture that also retain Chinese identity
Providing a pioneering combination of ancient and modern Chinese architecture in one coherent study, this book is a must-read for scholars, students, and educators of Chinese architecture, architectural history and theory, and the architecture of Asia.
- 2023 selection and editorial matter, Jianfei Zhu, Chen Wei and Li Hua
- Book Quality:
- Taylor and Francis
- Date of Addition:
- Art and Architecture, History, Nonfiction,
- Usage Restrictions:
- This is a copyrighted book.
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