Feng Shui in Chinese Architecture
152 pag. hardcover 21 x 23 cm
Feng Shui, literally wind and water , is a Chinese belief system aimed at finding the most harmonious sites for buildings by taking into account the metaphysical energy flow (qi), the influence of the Five Elements of the cosmos and a complex calculation of time cycles. Feng Shui in Chinese Architecture is the definitive book that explains the role of feng shui in Chinese architecture, and one of very few books which deal with the intangible aspects of traditional Chinese architecture and landscape. It examines not only the functional qualities but also the metaphysical aspects of some of the most powerful classical buildings and landscape gardens in Beijing and Chengde, China.