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The Vernacular Dwelling of China - Wow China Series


Author(s):
WANG Qijun
Publisher:
Xanadu Publishing Ltd.
Publication:
4/2014
Languages:
English
Binding:
Paperback
ISBN/SKU:
9781784590154
Pages:
199
Sizes:
145 x 210mm
Weight:
0.6360
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Wow China focuses on creating the image of 'Humanistic China' and 'Ecological China'. In a distinctive perspective, the series introduces how the Chinese combine the history, ecology, and nature with the humanistic culture in China. Authored by first-class scholars and experts, it is rich in academic value, social value, and economic value. It includes the first-hand data obtained from scientific explorations as well as a large number of rare photographs. It is distinctive in themes. Through pictures and articles, the series provides the readers with the colorful and fascinating scenery, whether humanistic or ecological, in China. While marveling at the spectacular landscape of China, its profound culture, and long history, readers will come to realize the importance of protecting the cultural heritages, ecology and nature.
This book intends to motivate people to recognize the value of vernacular dwelling, reminding them of the need to preserve old houses. It contains photos of the traditional vernacular dwellings all over China. Through the book, readers can see all sorts of vernacular architecture: They are diversified in form and style, designed ingenuously, and smack of the strong regional flavor. Through the rare photos, readers may discover the thread of origin and development of the Chinese people while learning more about the traditional customs of China.