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

Chinese Bridges: Living Architecture from China's Past.

Tuttle Publishing, 09/01/2017. Item #24731
ISBN: 9780804849685

From the Publisher;


Bridges, the least known and understood of China's many wonders, are one of
its most striking and resilient feats of architectural prowess. Chinese
Bridges
brings together a thorough look at these marvels from one of the
world's leading experts on Chinese culture and historical geography, Ronald G.
Knapp.


While many consider bridges to be merely utilitarian, the bridges of China
move beyond that stereotype, as many are undeniably dramatic, even majestic and
daring. Chinese Bridges illustrates in detail 20 well-preserved ancient
bridges, along with descriptions and essays on the distinctive architectural
elements shared by the various designs. For the first time in an
English-language book, Chinese Bridges records scores of newly discovered
bridges across China's vast landscape, illustrated with over 400 color
photographs, as well as woodblock prints, historic images, paintings and line
drawings.


About the Author;


Ronald G. Knapp has been carrying out research on cultural and
historical geography in China's countryside since 1965. Currently SUNY
Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the State University of New York, New Paltz,
he is the author or contributing editor of more than a dozen books, including
the award-winning Chinese Houses: The Architectural Heritage of a
Nation.


272 pages, paperback reprint. Tuttle Publishing (Sept 14, 2017)

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Price: $16.95