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The Resource Geo-architecture and landscape in China's geographic and historic context, Volume 3, Geo-architecture blending into nature, Fang Wang

Geo-architecture and landscape in China's geographic and historic context, Volume 3, Geo-architecture blending into nature, Fang Wang

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Geo-architecture and landscape in China's geographic and historic context, Volume 3, Geo-architecture blending into nature
Title
Geo-architecture and landscape in China's geographic and historic context
Title number
Volume 3
Title part
Geo-architecture blending into nature
Statement of responsibility
Fang Wang
Title variation
Geo-architecture blending into nature
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book explores the concept of geo-architecture by analyzing the ways architectures are related to the local geography, including mingling or contrasting with surrounding landscape, adapting to mountainous or aquatic terrain, and selection of construction materials. Architectures build with such skillfully contrived strategies and techniques have become live exhibit of folk customs and served to record in profound detail the long history of mankind's recognition of nature. The combined effect is such that the architecture grows out of the surrounding natural and human environment. This book is the third of a 4-volume book series. The series develops the innovative concept of "geo-architecture" by exploring the myriad influences of natural, human and historical factors upon architecture. These influences are considered in three categories, namely, interaction between architecture and nature, interaction between architecture and its human users and change in architecture over time--each category serves as a lens. Augmenting these lenses is the Time-Person-Place concept applied different geographic. The analysis ultimately focuses on two aspects: geographic influence on architecture and architectural response to geography. The over 1000 pictures of case architectures enriches the study with stunning and unique visual angles. "This unprecedented work will be a unique and valuable contribution to the literature. Integrating as it does the disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, and geography, Wang Fang's voice is original, compelling, and will be much appreciated by English-speaking readers (and inside China, too, I can only imagine.)" Stephen M Ervin Assistant Dean Graduate School of Design, Harvard University July 2nd, 2013 "One reason for why there would be interest is because her research would fill some significant gaps in the literature. What is novel about Dr. Wang's series is that she further extends this intellectual project of looking at Chinese architecture through Chinese eyes, by taking it one provocative step further." Annette M. Kim Associate Professor Department of Urban Studies and Planning, M.I.T. July 1st, 2013
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Wang, Fang,
Dewey number
720.951
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Architecture
  • City planning
  • China
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Geo-architecture and landscape in China's geographic and historic context, Volume 3, Geo-architecture blending into nature, Fang Wang
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
multicolored
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ocn947837416
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1 online resource
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online
Isbn
9789811004896
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Other control number
10.1007/978-981-10-0489-6
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color illustrations
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(OCoLC)947837416
Label
Geo-architecture and landscape in China's geographic and historic context, Volume 3, Geo-architecture blending into nature, Fang Wang
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocn947837416
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789811004896
Level of compression
unknown
Other control number
10.1007/978-981-10-0489-6
Other physical details
color illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)947837416

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