Images of Asia: Chinese House-Craft, Symbol & The Folk Tradition

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Ronald G. Knapp
ISBN: 978-0-19-585115-1
Oxford University Press
88 pag. hardcover 14 x 20 cm 1990

This pioneering work in Chinese domestic architecture examines for the first time the Chinese house from a cultural perspective. Knapp explores how the typical Chinese home reveals a long folk tradition of craft and symbolism, including the popular practices of fengshui. Extensively
illustrated with wood block prints from traditional Chinese homes, original line drawings, and Knapp's own photographs, the book vividly portrays a living tradition of amazing resilience.