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Culture of China: The Art of Chinese Pavilions

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Culture of China Series: The Art of Chinese Pavilions
by Zhu Junzhen (Text)
Published by Foreign Languages Press, 2002
Language: English
ISBN 711903118X  9787119031187
Hardcover, illustrated, dimension 190mm x 170mm, 119 pages

Pavilions, seen everywhere in the vast land of China, are small building closely connected with people's lives in sightseeing and leisure. Pavilions have many functions and different artistic shapes, and they have become an integral feature of both natural scenic spots and man-made parks or gardens. In China, they are so ubiquitous that it is said, "There is no famous mountain without a pavilion," "no rivers or lakes without pavilions," and "no parks or gardens without pavilions." In a park or garden, other building might be dispensable, but not pavilions. So, from ancient times to today, pavilions have been associated with parks or gardens.

This beautifully illustrated book describes a variety of Chinese pavilions.

I A Brief Introduction to the History of Chinese Pavilions
II Types of Pavilions
1.Pavilions for Resting
2.Pavilions for Viewing Scenery
3.Pavilions for Cultural Activities
4.Memorial Pavilions
5.Pavilions for Protection
6.Religious Pavilions
7.Group Pavilions
III Examples of Pavilion Parks
1. The East Lake Park of Fengxing in Shaanxi
-A Representative Pavilion Park of Ancient China
2.The Hundred -Pavilion Garden of Taoranting in Beijing
-A Typical Example of pavilion Parks in Modem China
IV Postscript

The "Culture of China" Series:
The “Culture of China?Series introduces various aspects of Chinese art and culture. All titles in the series have nice text with color photos and chronologies. All books are well-designed, formatted, and printed on high quality glossy paper, both beautiful and educational.
All titles in the series: Traditional Painting ; Land of Silk ; Ancient Sculpture ; Fascinating Stage Arts ; Folk Genre Paintings ; Pottery and Porcelain ; Rare Wild Animals ; Taoism ; Traditional Chinese Residences ; Ancient Chinese Architecture ; Art of Chinese Pavilions ; Chinese Archeology ; Famous Mountains and Rivers ; Folk Handicrafts ; Southwestern Silk Road ; Traditional Chinese Costumes ; West China Panorama ; World Cultural and Natural Heritage Sites ; China's Ethnic Minorities ; Classical Chinese Gardens ; Museums: Treasure Houses of History...

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