Book Series: The Excellence of Ancient Chinese Architecture

The sophistication of ancient Chinese architecture gives it a special place within the architecture of the world. There are magnificent imperial palaces, solemn and breathtaking imperial tombs,mysterious sacrificial and ancestral altars and temples as well asa variety of vernacular dwellings of natural simplicity. Religious buildings are dotted about the country, with a riotous profusion of Buddhist, Taoist and Islamic temples or mosques. On top of all this, city walls and fortifications, civic buildings for miscellaneous purposes are rich in variety and form impressive landmarks.The exceptional series offers wide coverage of themes pertaining to all aspects of Chinese architecture and is unrivaled both for its extensiveness and accuracy as well as for the presentation of the material.

About Author
Wei Ran,Born in Shanghai in 1951, Wei Ran entered the China Architecture & Building Press in 1997 and was responsible for the editing and photography of works on architecture. He is a director of an editorial department.A member of the Beijing Science and Technology Video Association, Wei Ran has been involved in the editing, photography and design of the following books:Ancient Architecture in Chengde, Explanatory Notes on a Treatise on Architectural Methods, Art of Chinese Gardens, A Tourist Guide to Chinese Architecture,Confucian Temple Architecture in Qufu, Old Summer Palaces, Top Grade Projects in Beijing and others

Track Series

Image Item Name Price
Buddhist Buildings: Buddhist Monasteries, Pagodas and Stone Caves
Buddhist Buildings: Buddhist Monasteries, Pagodas and Stone Caves
ISBN: 9787112142880, 7112142881 | Publisher: China Construction Industry Press | Published on 06/2012
The sophistication of ancient Chinese architecture gives it a specialplace within the architecture of the world. There are magnificentimperial...
$19.20



Defense Structures: The Great Wall Stretching Over the Vast Land
Defense Structures: The Great Wall Stretching Over the Vast Land
ISBN: 7112146143,9787112146147 | Publisher: China Construction Industry Press | Published on 09/2012
$25.60



Imperial Mausoleums and Tombs: Ground Buildings and Underground Palaces
Imperial Mausoleums and Tombs: Ground Buildings and Underground Palaces
ISBN: 9787112145768 | Publisher: China Construction Industry Press | Published on 09/2012
$25.60



Islamic Buildings: Islamic Mosques in Various Regions of China
Islamic Buildings: Islamic Mosques in Various Regions of China
ISBN: 711214681X,9787112146819 | Publisher: China Construction Industry Press | Published on 09/2012
$25.60



Palace Architecture - Imperial Palaces of the Last Dynasty (The Excellence of Ancient Chinese Architecture) (English Edition)
Palace Architecture - Imperial Palaces of the Last Dynasty (The Excellence of Ancient Chinese Architecture) (English Edition)
ISBN: 9787112141210,7112141214 | Publisher: China Construction Industry Press | Published on 06/2012
The sophistication of ancient Chinese architecture gives it a specialplace within the architecture of the world. There are magnificentimperial...
$19.20



PRIVATE GARDENS: Gardens for the Enjoyment of Artificial Landscapes of Men of Letters
PRIVATE GARDENS: Gardens for the Enjoyment of Artificial Landscapes of Men of Letters
ISBN: 9787112139729,7112139724 | Publisher: China Construction Industry Press | Published on 06/2012
The book has two parts of introduction and picture version. The introduction part explains the private gardens architectures development, art...
$19.20



Taoist Buildings: Buildings of the Indigenous Religion of China
Taoist Buildings: Buildings of the Indigenous Religion of China
ISBN: 9787112147007,711214700X | Publisher: China Construction Industry Press | Published on 09/2012
$25.60



Vernacular Dwellings - Earth Dwellings, Cave Dwellings and Shiheyuan Compound
Vernacular Dwellings - Earth Dwellings, Cave Dwellings and Shiheyuan Compound
ISBN: 9787112141142 | Publisher: China Construction Industry Press | Published on 09/2012
The sophistication of ancient Chinese architecture gives it a special place within the architecture of the world. There are magnificent imperial...
$19.20