Автор:Univ of Hawaii Pr
Название: China's Vernacular Architecture: House Form and Culture
Издательство: Ronald G. Knapp
Размер: 7 mb
Field research for my earlier book on Chinese traditional rural architecture took me throughout the country, confirming the rich vitality of vernacular or folk traditions. These traditions, which coexist under the capacious umbrella of China's architecture, led me in search of an area to carry out an intensive survey of one representative of China's vernacular architecture. Over and over since 1977, I have been drawn back to the province of Zhejiang, a beautiful and diverse area with distinct and varied traditions that diverge from the better known northern patterns and that are transitional to those found in the southeastern coastal region of the country. Personal contacts and multiple visits to the province led to field work concerning house form and culture there in 1987 and 1988.