Vanishing Tradition: Architecture and Carpentry of the Dong

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Vanishing Tradition: Architecture and Carpentry of the Dong Minority in China. 12 architectural plans and line drawings, map. An exploration of the unique wooden architectural tradition of the Dong minority peoples of the rugged mountainous regions of south-western China-a tradition most likely to disappear in decades to come, as it is overwhelmed by China's current rampant modernization. The author discusses the historic development of Dong architectural techniques as effected by Dong social and physical environment as well as agriculture and forestry practices of the Dong people. Both residential and public buildings are described and analyzed and all types of structures are illustrated in many striking black and white images.

  • New Hardcover 21*29 cm, 224 pp.

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Condition: New
ISBN: 9745240613
Shipping Weight: 2.6lbs
Publisher: Orchid Press
Published: 2006


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