Chinese Bridges: Living Architecture from China’s Past

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Chinese Bridges: Living Architecture from China’s Past
Authors: Ronald G. Knapp
Year: 2012
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Language: english
ISBN 13: 9781462905867
ISBN 2611462905862
Categorie: Architecture
Pages: 276
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Chinese Bridges: Living Architecture from China’s Past

Ronald G. Knapp, A. Chester Ong (photo)

Bridges, the least known and understood of China’s many wonders, are one of its most striking and resilient feats of architectural prowess. Chinese Bridges brings together a thorough look at the marvels of Chinese bridge design from one of the world’s leading experts on Chinese culture and historical geography, Ronald G. Knapp. While many consider bridges to be merely utiarian civil engineering, the bridges of China move beyond that stereotype, as many are undeniably dramatic, even majestic and daring. Chinese Bridges illustrates in detail 20 well-preserved ancient bridges, along with descriptions and essays on the distinctive architectural elements shared by the various designs. For the first time in an English-language book, Chinese Bridges records scores of newly discovered bridges across China’s vast landscape, illustrated with over 400 color photographs, as well as woodblock prints, historic images, paintings and line drawings.

Categories:
Arts – Architecture

Year:
2012

Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing

Language:
english

Pages:
276

ISBN 10:
1462905862

ISBN 13:
9781462905867

File:
43.03 MB

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