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The History of Imperial Chinese Architecture
When comparing ancient Chinese structures side by side, the untrained eye will struggle to differentiate between their purposes as the vast majority of Imperial Chinese architecture follows the same form as that of its surroundings. A temple and an old house located next to each other will likely share many stylistic traits...
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The Distinctive Characteristics of Chinese Architecture
The great Chinese architects achieved a perfect balance between serenity and nature and their architectural surroundings. Chinese buildings are beautiful masterpieces of art crafted in the finest detail. Instead of just building a building they produced a magnum opus that would continue to show its beauty for centuries to c...
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5 pages
The Incorporation of Taoist Concept of Feng Shui in Chinese Architecture Throughout History
Throughout history, Chinese architects have incorporated the Taoist concept of feng shui into the structures they are building. Taoism, which was formed in China's classical period, is based on the philosophies and teachings of Lao-tzu. An integral part of Taoism is feng shui, which is translated as "wind and water.&qu...
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An Appreciation of Chinese Traditional Architecture: Byodo-in in Uji, Kyoto
Chinese traditional architecture has always been a marvel for the eye: Byodo-in in Uji, Kyoto prefecture is just another proof of the elegant sophistication endemic to the Chinese architects. Water, mountains, abundant greenery around an unusual building for Americans, Europeans, and even Africans create a strong feeling of...
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A Study of the Chinese Architecture
Throughout history, Chinese architects have incorporated the Taoist concept of feng shui into the structures they are building. Taoism, which was formed in China's classical period, is based on the philosophies and teachings of Lao-tzu. An integral part of Taoism is feng shui, which is translated as "wind and water.&qu...
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A Research on Chinese Architecture
The basic feature of Chinese architecture is rectangular-shaped units of space joined together into a whole. Temples in ancient Greece also employed rectangular spaces, but the overall effect tended to austerity. The Chinese style, by contrast, combines rectangular shapes varying in size and position according to importance...
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The Four Categories of Traditional Chinese Architecture
Traditional Chinese architecture can be classified into four categories: residential houses, royal palaces, recreational structures, and temples. The basic feature of the Chinese architecture is rectangularity- shaped units of space joined together into a whole. Their style combines rectangular shapes varying in size an...
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The Peculiarities of Chinese Architectural Art in Comparison to European Architecture
Chinas architectural art is a particularly beautiful branch in the tree of world civilization. Chinese architecture is considered to be one of the three major architectural systems in the world. The other two major architectural systems are Islamic architecture and European architecture. The Chinese and European structures...
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A Study of Chinese Architecture and Feng Shui in Modern China
History of Modern China Chinese Architecture A Study of Feng Shui Architecture, by definition, is the art or science of planning and building structures. Those are the words used to describe architecture in a dictionary but architecture is so much more than a study of how a building is built. Architecture is a pro...
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