China has one of the most ancient civilisations in the world, occupying a vast territorial expanse. This has led to great diversification in Chinese vernacular dwellings, rarely seen in the architecture of the world and reflecting a wide variety of different natural and cultural environments. In this illustrated introduction Shan Deqi explores a representative selection of traditional Chinese dwellings, considering their architecture, environmental setting and the lifestyles and customs of the people who inhabit these distinctive homes and have contributed to their development.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press ISBN: 9780521186674 Number of pages: 166 Weight: 300 g Dimensions: 230 x 156 x 11 mm Edition: 3rd Revised edition
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