Chinese Architecture: Art and Artifacts (English-Chinese Bilingual)
Selects eight English articles on Chinese Architectures by the Chinese architect Liang Sicheng, along with about 100 valuable architectural drawings and photographs; An English-language scholarly account of the most erudite studies on Chinese architectural history, covering art and architecture, Buddhist cave sculpture, the Chinese oldest wooden structure, early pagodas, etc.
About the Author
Liang Sicheng, or Liang Ssu-ch’eng (1901-1972), author of China’s first modern history on Chinese architecture. He is recognized as the “Father of Modern Chinese Architecture.” To cite Princeton University, which awarded him an honorary doctoral degree in 1947, he was “a creative architect who has also been a teacher of architectural history, a pioneer in historical research and exploration in Chinese architecture and planning, and a leader in the restoration and preservation of the priceless monuments of his country.”