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Classical Chinese Doors And Windows: Springer Vienna Weidu Ma

Classical Chinese Doors And Windows: Springer Vienna

Weidu Ma

Published January 1st 2007
ISBN : 9783211321911
Hardcover
386 pages
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 About the Book 

The decoration and design of doors and windows was a fixture in classical Chinese architecture. Doors and windows were symbolic curtains separating heaven and earth in traditional Chinese architecture. Opening these curtains created an all-importantMoreThe decoration and design of doors and windows was a fixture in classical Chinese architecture. Doors and windows were symbolic curtains separating heaven and earth in traditional Chinese architecture. Opening these curtains created an all-important harmonious link between heaven and earth. The apex of classical Chinese architecture was in the Qin (221 206 B.C.) and Han periods (206 B.C. 220 A.D.), the Tang (618 906 A.D.) and Song periods (960 1127 A.D.) as well as the Ming (1368 1644 A.D.) and Qing periods (1644 1911 A.D.). With its precisely printed illustrations and concise texts in English and Chinese, this large format, extremely elegantly finished book gives the reader an opportunity to study the major creations of these periods.