Название: Allegorical Architecture. Living Myth and Architectonics in Southern China
Автор: Xing Ruan
Издательство: University of Hawaii Press
Размер: 11 Мб
This may seem a specialized study of a minority group in Southeast China--whose partially transcribed language he learnt while studying their buildings--yet Xing Ruan has used this marvelous miniature to illuminate the complex relation between many other societies, their daily life, their rituals and ceremonies, and their buildings. But the book is much more. Xing Ruan extrapolates from his miniature a timely and very important reminder of how building and behavior interweave and how essential some understanding of that complex and vital relation must be for the future of the built environment.