This extremely unusual book provides a comprehensive insight into the architecture and design of Chinese homes and gardens that is highly recommended for inclusion on the bookshelf of designers, architects and sinophiles alike. Five detailed articles are followed by over 100 pages of photographic illustrations and drawings by Henry Inn. Contents ...
This extremely unusual book provides a comprehensive insight into the architecture and design of Chinese homes and gardens that is highly recommended for inclusion on the bookshelf of designers, architects and sinophiles alike. Five detailed articles are followed by over 100 pages of photographic illustrations and drawings by Henry Inn. Contents Include: Introduction; Part One: Articles - Chinese Houses and Gardens in Retrospect, Foreign Influence in Chinese Architecture, Chinese Gardens: Contrasts: Designs, Man and Nature in the Chinese Garden, The Chinese Love of Home and Symbolism; Part Two: Plates, Photographic Illustrations and Drawings. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Unmarked interior but with ex-lib. marks; file card and tape to back end paper, spine sticker on mylar. Binding tight but first few pages lightly foxed and top/bottom edges of boards/spine rubbed down to bare boards. Orange cloth over boards. Chinese red dust jacket with black lettering and decoration. Mylar cover. 148 pp. with bw illus. throughout. A history, with 147 supporting bw photographs (taken up through 1936) and 113 line drawings of the traditional architectural styles of homes and gardens of China. The styles no longer exist, because of invasion or progress. With extensive essay material by Inn, about Chinese philosophy and culture and their influence on Chinese domestic architecture. Beautiful photos and drawings for those interested in Asian decorative style.
"4to, pp. xii, 148; profusely illustrated in black & white, noted city planner Weiming Lu's bookplate on front free endpaper verso; very good in original orange cloth-backed paper covered boards with black lettering on upper cover and spine, orange pictorial dust jacket (spine faded). "
NY 1950 Bonanza Books. Edited by Shao Chang Lee. 4to., 148pp., photo illustrations, original hardcover. No ownership marks. Light cover wear. Spot of fraying on front free end paper o/w text Fine, clean and binding very secure. VG in VG DJ. (no tears on dj; price not clipped. )
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