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Traditional Architectural Culture of China

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Author: Lou Qingxi; ;
Language: English
Publication Date: 10/2021
ISBN: 9787503266836
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This book mainly introduces the contents of ten chapters. The first chapter is the structure of Chinese traditional architecture, mainly introducing the large roof, bucket arch, etc; The second chapter is quadrangles and the Forbidden City, which mainly introduces the planning and layout of the Forbidden City; The third chapter is sacrifice and altar temple, which mainly introduces the temple of heaven and ancestor sacrifice in Beijing; Chapter IV mausoleums, mainly Qin and Han tombs, Tang and song tombs, Ming Tombs, etc; The fifth chapter is Buddhist architecture, which mainly introduces Buddhist temples and temples, Tibetan Buddhism and Southern Buddhism architecture; The sixth chapter is the pagoda, which mainly introduces the colorful and polymorphic pagodas; The seventh chapter is the Royal Garden, including the classification, characteristics and practice of the main gardens; The eighth chapter mainly introduces private gardens in Beijing and Jiangnan; The ninth chapter is residence, which mainly introduces caves, stilted buildings, dry fence houses, etc; Chapter 10 sketch architecture mainly introduces archway, lion and shadow wall.
Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Structure of Chinese Traditional Architecture

■ Timber-frame Structure in Chinese Architecture 5

■ Big Roof 9

■ Bracket Sets (dougong ) 16

■ Timber-frame Structure, Merits and Demerits 20

Chapter 2 Quadrangles and Forbidden City

■ Regular Quadrangles and the City 29

■ Planning and Layout of Forbidden City 35

■ Architectures in Forbidden City 41

■ Decorations of Architectures in Forbidden City 51

■ Construction of Forbidden City 60

Chapter 3 Sacrifi cial Off ering and Altars and Temples

■ Birth of Altars and Temples for Sacrifi cial Off ering 65

■ Temple of Heaven, Beijing 66

■ Altar of the Land and Grain, Beijing 72

■ Mountain Worshipping 74

■ Ancestor Worshipping 77

■ Ancestral Hall of the People 80

Chapter 4 Tombs

■ Qin and Han Tombs 95

■ Tang and Song Tombs 100

■ Thirteen Tombs of Ming

Dynasty 104

■ Eastern and Western Tombs of Qing

Dynasty 112

Chapter 5 Buddhist Architectures

■ Grottoes 121

■ Buddhist Temples and Halls 127

■ Buddhist Mountains 134

■ Buddhist Architectures of Tibetan Buddhism and Southern Buddhism 140

Chapter 6 Buddhist Pagodas

■ Chinese Pagodas 151

■ Different Types of Pagodas 157

■ Pagoda as Land Mark 171

■ Extension of Buddhist Pagodas 177

Chapter 7 Imperial Gardens

■ Classification of Gardens and Their Special Features 181

■ Imperial Gardens of Qing Dynasty 190

■ Examples of Imperial Gardens 196

■ Famous Gardens Looted 214

Chapter 8 Private Gardens

■ Private Gardens, Beijing 219

■ Private Gardens, Jiangnan Area 225

■ Theory and Technology of Chinese Ancient Garden Building 232

■ Artistic Conception of Chinese Gardens 257

Chapter 9 Residences

■ Quadrangular Residences 263

■ Caves 277

■ Houses on Stilts 281

■ Ganlan Houses 285

■ Yurts 288

■ Stone Pillbox Residences 290

Chapter 10 Petty Architectures

■ Archways 297

■ Lions 307

■ Screen Walls 317

Postscript 328

Traditional Architectural Culture of China
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