Chinese Bridges: Living Architecture From China's Past by Ronald G. Knapp,Peter Bol,A. Chester Ong

By Ronald G. Knapp,Peter Bol,A. Chester Ong

Bridges, the least recognized and understood of China's many wonders, are one among its so much extraordinary and resilient feats of architectural prowess.

Chinese Bridges brings jointly an intensive examine the marvels of chinese language bridge layout from one of many world's best specialists on chinese language tradition and ancient geography, Ronald G. Knapp. whereas many think about bridges to be basically utilitarian civil engineering, the bridges of China movement past that stereotype, as many are undeniably dramatic, even majestic and bold. Chinese Bridges illustrates intimately 20 well-preserved historical bridges in addition to descriptions and essays at the unique architectural components shared by means of a few of the designs.

For the 1st time in an English-language booklet, Chinese Bridges files ratings of newly came across bridges throughout China's great panorama, illustrated with over four hundred colour photos, in addition to woodblock prints, old photographs, work and line drawings.

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