Chinese architecture [electronic resource] : a history / Nancy Shatzman Steinhardt.

Steinhardt, Nancy Shatzman author.
Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2019]
1 online resource
Architecture -- China -- History.
Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Preface; Chinese Dynasties; Map of China; Introduction: Beyond the Forbidden City; Chapter 1: Genesis of Chinese Buildings and Cities; Cities and Buildings before Written Records; Cities and Buildings of the Bronze Age; Western Zhou to Warring States; Chapter 2: Architecture of the First Emperor and His Predecessors; Rulers' Cities; Rulers' Tombs; Architecture of China's First Empire; Chapter 3: Han Architecture; Han Chang'an: The First Emperor's Vision Realized; Han Luoyang and Other Cities: Realistic Imperial Vision and Nonimperial Presence
Han Tombs outside the CapitalsAdditional Evidence of Han Architecture; China's Earliest Buddhist Architecture; Chapter 4: An Age of Turmoil: Three Kingdoms, Two Jins, Sixteen States; Urbanism and Palaces in an Age of Disunion; New Buildings for a Buddhist Age; Tombs; Chapter 5: Northern Dynasties and Southern Dynasties; Cities and Palaces; Tombs of Royalty; Tombs in Gansu, Koguryo, and Datong; Great Age of Buddhist Cave-Chapels; China's Earliest Pagodas; Toward a Timber Frame; A Buddhist Monument to Pious Deeds; Sarcophagus as Architecture; Chapter 6: Sui and Tang: Architecture for Empires
Three Great CitiesPalace Architecture in and outside the Sui-Tang Capitals; Sacred Wooden Architecture; Exemplary Tang Pagodas; Tombs; Five Extraordinary Buildings; Tang Architecture outside the Empire; Chapter 7: Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms; Humble Halls for Aspiring Rulers, 963-966; Tenth-Century Timber Architecture before 960; Official and Royal Tombs; Architecture of the Dali Kingdom; Chapter 8: Grandeur and Magnificence under Liao and Western Xia; The Ancestral Prefecture; Magnificent Halls-Liao Style; Liao Pagodas; Liao Tombs; Octagonal Construction: Liao and Western Xia
Chapter 9: The Chinese Building StandardsFundamentals of the Chinese Timber Frame; Bracket Sets and Roofs; Jiehua; Chapter 10: Song Elegance and Jin Opulence; Religious Architecture North and South, 960-1127; Religious Architecture, 1127-1279; Secular Architecture; Chapter 11: The Chinese City between Tang and Ming; Urbanism on the Grasslands; Metropolises of Millions; Jin Capitals; The Road to Dadu; Yuan Dadu and Zhongdu; Cities and Princely Retreats outside the Capitals; Chapter 12: The Mongol Century; Eminent Halls; Other Yuan Buildings; Architecture of Foreign Faiths
Chapter 13: The Chinese Imperial City and Its Architecture, Ming and QingImperial Nanjing; Imperial Beijing; Building Standards in Qing Palatial Architecture; Altars; Thirteen Ming Tombs; Qing Imperial Architecture; Chapter 14: Late Imperial Architecture in Chinese Style; Ming Buddhist Monasteries; Monasteries on Sacred Peaks; Architecture of Confucianism; Three Towers in Shanxi; Chapter 15: Convergences: Lamaist, Dai, Islamic; Architecture of Lamaist Buddhism; Chengde: Qing Vision Realized; Buddhist Architecture in the Yunnan Marshes; Dong Towers; Ming and Qing Islamic Architecture
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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